Panda Path Pre-K Center 2014 Teacher of the Year - Omayra Hernandez

Omayra Hernandez
Panda Path Pre-K Center
Pre-kindergarten, All Subjects

InterAmerican University (San German, Puerto Rico), Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education, 1998.

Teaching History
Panda Path School for Early Learning, Spring Branch ISD, 2010-Present.
Charter Bilingual, 2009-2011, Houston, Texas
Head Start ESL, 2008-2009, Houston, Texas
Outley Elementary, Alief ISD, 2006-2005.
InterAmerican University (San German, Puerto Rico), 2002-2005
U.S. Coast Guard, Child Development, 2001-2005.

15 years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“We can make a difference in their [children’s] lives if we just listen to them and if we believe in them, that the obstacles they face today will only help them appreciate more fulfillness of their dreams tomorrow…We need to teach children that they are in charge of their lives and only they can make them better and only they can fight to knock down the obstacles in their way.”

In the words of others . . .

“Ms. Hernandez is an excellent teacher. . . . I have seen her change her plans immediately when a child needs her presence and help. . . .She asks good questions, tries every new idea, and generally, focuses on her students and their learning outcomes.”
 Junita V Copley, Ph.D., University of Houston Professor

“Her high energy and creativity make her classroom a fun and exciting place to learn. . . She works very hard to make sure all her students achieve more than is expected.”

 Sara Hannes, Panda Path School for Early Learning Director


Spring Branch ISD