Mrs. Hernandez was born and raised in East San Jose. Her parents were immigrants from Mexico and placed a high value on education. Her love for education rooted from the encouragement of her parents and the motivation from her teachers. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and worked in corporate tax at a public accounting firm for a few years. She then went on to receive her multiple subject teaching credential from San Jose State. She has been teaching at Stipe Elementary for 13 years and absolutely loves the diverse culture that exists at Stipe. She sees herself in her students and wants to ensure that they receive the same encouragement and support she received as a student. Education is life changing to her and it is so rewarding to watch her students fall in love with learning and witness the constant ah-ha moments. The excitement her students experience in her classroom is contagious and her daily goal is for her students to end the day thinking they had the best day ever.