Hermiston School District will host Dr. Luis Cruz, an education reformer from inner-city Los Angeles, who will present Parent University sessions to assist parents in finding out how to help their children be successful in school.

Dr. Cruz will speak at each secondary school in the district during the week of Dec. 2. Bulldog Parent University will be held at Hermiston High School on Monday, Dec. 2. Parent University will kick off for the middle schools on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Armand Larive Middle School, and Sandstone Middle School will host Dr. Cruz on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The events will begin at 5:00 pm with an English parent session, which will be followed by a Spanish parent session at 7:00 pm.

Dr. Cruz will present Success 101:  Support Your Student’s Educational Opportunities. He will highlight the value in students being involved in extra-curricular activities, the priority of education, and how parents can participate in their child’s education.

Future Parent University nights will be:

  • Week of January 27 – Student Testing Success
  • Week of March 10 – Finishing Strong, Celebrating Successes

Dr. Luis CruzDr. Luis Cruz is a former principal of Baldwin Park High School, located east of Los Angeles, Cal. His previous work experience includes being a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. His recognitions include New Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, and other community leadership awards. Dr. Cruz earned a doctorate in institutional leadership and policy studies from the University of California Riverside.