Katherine Hernandez holds a Master’s degree of Education from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from the City University of New York. Katherine began her teaching career in 2005 and in particular is passionate about teaching Language Arts.
In addition to teaching, Katherine has worked as a teaching coach and ra private tutor. She participated in the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, part of Columbia University, from 2005-2011, and has served as a Literacy Consultant for the organization, as well as the National Writing Project, planning and leading all-day teacher training.
Katherine authored a book, Activate: Deeper learning through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classrooms, that was published in May 2018.
Katherine is enthusiastic about the project-based, STEAM curriculum used at Summit School. “This school is something our community has needed for so long,” she says. “How wonderful, to find a model that embraces movement, creativity, and a love of learning, and respects each child as an individual.” Katherine is the primary home base teacher for grades 7-10, the Language Arts teacher for grades 5-10. She also leads many broader language arts efforts at the School.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Katherine moved to the Poconos in 2009, where she resides today with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys exploring outside with her kids, writing, and dance.