Mary Hernandez - Social Studies and Language Arts

Social Studies and Language Arts

I've been teaching since 2000 with all but 3 of those years at Transfiguration.  I have a Bachelors in Communications/Journalism from Northwestern College, a Masters in Elementary Education from College of St. Catherine and earned a Master’s in Education with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Curriculum Design for the Differentiated Classroom Certification from Murray Institute/University of St. Thomas in 2019.

Throughout these years of teaching, I’ve been able to teach language arts, literature, social studies, and even phy ed!  I love the middle school years! The students who have come into my classroom have made and continue to make me a better teacher. 

I have 2 favorite bible verses:

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV 10

This verse has always been there through the darker days: my parents’ deaths, my family’s car accident, starting new jobs/schooling.  It always reminds me that God will always be there for me, for my loved ones.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6   5 

This is also important to me as a reminder that God is in control of my life—and thankfully so!  When I look back at all the things I prayed would happen, I’m so glad that God’s answer/plan was different than mine. 

I was educated in a rural public school K-12 and received an amazing education. But I love being able to talk about my faith and spiritual life-lessons I’ve learned with all the students who walk into my classroom.  I’m blessed to have such amazing students and families to work with, not to mention the teachers who’ve been here along the way.

My daughter Hannah is attending the University of Minnesota, my son Sam is at Cretin-Derham High School, and my son Jesse, is here at Transfiguration. I taught both Hannah and Sam during their years here, and we all lived to tell about it!  I’ve been married to Eddie since 1998, and thankfully he puts up with me.

Contact Information:
Phone: 651-501-2221  |  Email

Back to Staff Listing