Spanish Language Delegate
Eliezer Hernández was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and raised in a bilingual, multicultural household in the South Bronx by a Dominican immigrant. After graduating from high school, he attended SUNY Oswego. He served as President of Nuestra Esperanza, the Latino Student Union, and founder of a chapter Phi Iota Alpha Latino-American Fraternity, Inc.
Mr. Hernández worked as a Spanish teacher in the Auburn Enlarged City School District for 10 years. While in Auburn, he became the Spanish Club advisor and founded the José de San Martin chapter of La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. He is currently serving his third term on the Auburn School Board of Education.
In 2010, Mr. Hernández joined the Syracuse City School District as an administrative intern first, and later became a vice principal at the Westside Academy@the Blodgett Middle School. In 2014, he was appointed as the principal of the Delaware Primary School where he began building a PreK-5 bilingual school in Syracuse. At the present time, he is the President of the Auburn/Cayuga County Branch of the NAACP, a member of the Harriett Tubman Center for Justice and Peace, the board of directors of AADUNA, Inc., and secretary of the Minority Professionals Association. Mr. Hernández is enrolled in the Executive Leadership doctoral program at St. John Fisher College.