Holly Hernandez has started her teaching career this year with Avalon ISD teaching second grade. She graduated from Waxahachie High School and earned her teaching degree at North Texas University in August of 2007.
While studying to get her degree, she worked for a bank for three years. She was going to pursue her career in banking until the arrival of her daughter Kendall and decided she would rather teach. Her husband of two years, Tony Hernandez, also teaches for Avalon ISD. He teaches seventh and eighth grade math, elementary P.E. and also coaches baseball and volleyball.
“I think the kids are great. They are just like little sponges, they soak up everything you have to teach them. It is fun, I enjoy it,” said Hernandez.
Her goals for her students are “to help them feel more confident in themselves and their studies,” explained Holly.
Right now Holly is happy teaching second grade, “I like the younger kids because you are teaching them the basics. On day in the future I might like to be a counselor for the high school. Help them to know they can go to college, there is more than just high school. As a counselor I would be able to show them how to find grants and help them decide what they would like to study.”
“I am very proud to work for Avalon ISD, a recognized district with many other accomplishments,” explained Hernandez.