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Soluciones Institute

Empowering Hispanic & Latino Students

June 19-21 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Solution Tree


Registration Through ESD 123 Is Now Closed

If you are still interested in participating, please contact Solution Tree directly for registration details:

Kristen Sposito 


Be the one who makes a difference

English learners (ELs) come to school with diverse talents, experiences, emotional needs, and levels of family support. Soluciones empowers leaders, teachers, parents, and community partners to eradicate learning gaps among this ever-growing student population.

Top educational thought leaders share specific, practical ways to connect with students from diverse backgrounds, ensure they feel safe and welcome, and help them overcome the barriers they often face. The conference includes a unique combination of theory, practice, and planning time, giving you and your team the knowledge and tools to develop an actionable plan for serving ELs at every grade level and in every subject area.

Luis F. Cruz

Luis F. Cruz, PhD, is former principal of Baldwin Park High School, located east of Los Angeles, California. He has been a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Cruz presents on methods from the best-selling book Transforming School Culture by Anthony Muhammad. 

In 2007, Dr. Cruz led a collective effort to secure a $250,000 grant for Baldwin Park from the California Academic Partnership Program for the purpose of effectively utilizing “courageous leadership” to promote a more equitable and effective organization.

Since becoming a public school educator, Dr. Cruz has won the New Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, and other community leadership awards. He and a committee of teacher leaders at Baldwin Park received California's prestigious Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association for significantly closing the achievement gap between the general student population and students learning English as a second language.

As a recipient of the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute's fellowship for doctoral studies, he earned a doctorate in institutional leadership and policy studies from the University of California Riverside. He earned an associate's degree from Mount San Antonio Community College, a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a master's degree from Claremont Graduate University.

Event Notes

Lunch is provided. 

District Team Discount Available 

$669.00 per person if there are teams of five or more from one district

$689.00 per person if there four or less from one district

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Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd Kennewick WA 99336


  • Wed, June 19 2019 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu, June 20 2019 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri, June 21 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Event # 82142

Registration $689.00
PASCO1 $0.00
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Registration Ends
Thursday Dec 13, 2018 3:00 PM

Registration is now closed.
Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: WWAF0234
15.00 Clock Hours $45.00