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Officials with the Illinois State Board of Education say they've named an assistant superintendent of English language learning and early childhood.

Reyna Hernandez is a former Waukegan Public Schools parent facilitator. She was also a research and policy associated who focused on immigrant and early childhood issues at the Latino Policy Forum in Chicago.

State Superintendent of Education Christopher Koch (KOOK) made the announcement Thursday. He says Hernandez will help move the agency forward as it builds an education reform strategy that helps the growing population of English language learners.

Hernandez holds a law degree and speaks English, Spanish and French fluently.

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