Dallas ISD is home to the best educators in the world. Angela Hernandez, a fourth-grade teacher at John Quincy Adams Elementary School, embodies that statement.
Hernandez, a 2011 graduate of Skyline High School, has had the honor of serving the students of John Quincy Adams in various capacitates for over nine years. She began as a teacher’s assistant for Pre-K, where she enjoyed engaging the campus’s youngest students and their parents. In fact, she did such a great job engaging with parents that she transitioned into a new assignment as a parent liaison.
“I really enjoyed working with parents and building community connections that ultimately helped students succeed,” said Hernandez.
While serving as a teacher liaison, Hernandez graduated from the University of North Texas at Dallas, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Her hard work paid off, as she became the first person in her family to attend college.
Thanks to Dallas ISD’s Alternative Certification Program, she was able to complete her teacher certification while maintaining her full-time job. She later became a teacher of record and fulfilled all requirements for certification.
Currently, Hernandez is in her fourth year as a teacher. While she acknowledges that teaching has its challenges, she wouldn’t change a thing.
“I live for ‘light bulb moments when students learn and finally get it,” Hernandez said. “I love helping students understand that they can succeed and accomplish anything. I’m proof that this is true.”
The students, parents, and staff of John Quincy Adams appreciate Hernandez’s contribution and all that she brings to their campus.
“Angela is a passionate, dedicated, resilient, and courageous teacher who loves education and does not cease to continually reflect and grow to serve our Pleasant Grove community regardless of the challenges life puts in front of her,” said Yoshiko Reyes, John Quincy Adams Elementary School principal.