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Katherine Hernandez

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Katherine Hernandez


About Katherine

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. She has been a part of the Summit School team since we opened our doors in 2016 and now leads our Administration.

In addition to teaching, Katherine has worked as a teaching coach and a 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 curriculum used at Summit School along with the movement-rich, shared governance environment created for kids. “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 both an individual and community at large.”

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.

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