|Subject / Grade||Kindergarten|
|"'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.'"|
|-- Dr. Seuss|
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Hello! My name is Jackie Hernandez and I am your child's kindergarten teacher! I am very excited to be teaching kindergarten for the 4th year in a row at Shumway. I grew up in Barrington, IL (a northwest suburb of Chicago) and moved to Chandler in June of 2015 with my husband. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, working out and keeping fit, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I also love taking our dogs to the dog park and for walks around our neighborhood.
My Education and Professional Background
I have a degree in elementary education, with specializations in early childhood education and reading education from the University of Iowa. I earned my master’s degree in reading education from National-Louis University. I am also National Board certified in the area of early and middle childhood/literacy: reading language arts. This year will be my fourteenth year of teaching! My teaching history includes working as a teacher's aide in a self-contained special education classroom, working as a library resource teacher, teaching sixth grade, and teaching kindergarten.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe every child can learn and deserves the best education based on what they need to become successful and responsible life-long learners. My job is to provide a safe and fun environment where children are free to take risks, while enjoying the learning process. I will strive to teach my students the important components of the kindergarten curriculum at Shumway Leadership Academy, while also inspiring them to love learning.
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