Marlene Hernandez is director of Atlantis Academy Miami and has worked in education for over 22 years. Her previous educational experience includes positions as a special education classroom teacher, reading coach, high school dual enrollment coordinator and vice principal of academics. Marlene is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in varying exceptionalities, a specialist degree in educational leadership and a master’s degree in reading. She is certified by the Florida Department of Education and is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, National Association of Secondary School Principals and American Federation of Teachers. Marlene is committed to the advancement of learning through research-based strategies and universal design for learning, while recognizing and honoring individual variability and diversity.