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Alexis Hernandez, Instructor

Alexis Hernandez

Alexis Hernandez is an adjunct lecturer and full-time New York City public school teacher. Alexis attended college at New York University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education. She also has a Masters in Literacy from Hunter College and completed the exact program that she now teaches in. Alexis began her teaching career at a small private school in Greenwich Village where she taught kindergarten and 1st grade. After two years, Alexis made the transition to NYC public schools, where she has remained. She is a founding member of PS 118- The Maurice Sendak Community School in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Here she has taught kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade, as well as acted as a teacher mentor, School Leadership Team member, and curriculum developer. At PS 118, Alexis has also launched an alternative, project-based homework approach called 'Exercise Your Brain,' a Character Education program, and she has even been selected as a nominee for the Big Apple Teacher Award in the 2018-2019 school year. At Hunter, Alexis works to help graduate teacher candidates assist struggling literacy learners find personal success and a love for learning in the Literacy Space.


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