Ms. Herrera is a first generation American and loves being a bilingual teacher. She has worked with Kindergarten age students for more than 13 years preparing them to be successful bilingual students. She has taught 1st and 2nd graders as well as 3rd and 5th graders. Her experience includes being a school principal and administrator. She grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. and graduated from UC Santa Barbara. As a life-long learner, she has accomplished a Bilingual Cross Cultural Credential, a Masters in Bilingual Special Education, a Masters in Educational Administration, an Adm. Credential and a post- graduate study in parental involvement with an ABD (all but the doctorate). Her purpose in life is to work directly with students and help them achieve their academic goals and continue believing in themselves. She feels privileged to teach and work with all her students everyday. Being at Stipe has made her heart full by developing relationships with staff, students and their families. Her love of reading is a favorite past time and reading aloud in class is enjoyable to her and her students. She is absolutely one of those born to teach and enjoys the journey….