Faculty / Monica Hernandez

Teaching Duties: Science Department Head, Math and SELPH Teacher

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Departments: Science, Technology, & Mathematics, Math, Fitness, Wellness, & Human Development

Ms. Hernandez came to Kirby (in 2013), via Gibraltar and England, with a fully bilingual background in English and Spanish.  With an interruption for an extended community service sabbatical, she has served as a middle and high school Mathematics and Science teacher at Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls in Kent, UK; and at the Holy Cross Catholic Girls’ School, in Surrey, since 2006.  At the Holy Cross School, she served as Coordinator for Grade 6-9 Science with responsibility for Literacy and Numeracy in Science as well as the Science Gifted and Talented Program, for which she was awarded the Rolls Royce Science Prize. Her interest in Forensic Science stems from her experience teaching Applied Sciences (including Forensics) in both UK teaching roles. She now also holds a California Preliminary Teaching Credential, received while volunteer teaching in Los Angeles several years ago, and has, additionally, successfully completed several courses in the Chemistry, Science and Social Science involved in Forensic Investigation. With her passion for singing also comes a passion for youth advocacy and travelling. Her community service work varies from representing Gibraltar in several highly regarded Commonwealth Youth Forums in Europe and Africa, to volunteer work in Brazil.

Credentials:

  • B.S., Psychology and PGCE SCITT Science, University of Warwick
  • California Preliminary Credential in Chemistry (NCLB Compliant)

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