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Rachael Hernandez


Rachael Byron Hernandez

Position: English Teacher, Common Core Instructional Coach

Courses Taught: English 9, AP Language and Composition



High School: Foothill High School
College: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Credentials: Masters in Education (Literacy); Single Subject Credential (English); Bachelors in English, Spanish minor


Teaching/Educational Philosophy: I believe that learning is an active practice rather than a passive undertaking. The more we engage ourselves with a topic and explore it in a variety of ways, the better we understand. Curiosity is one of the best attributes a learner can have.


Personal Notes: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurmon