Nicole Hernandez

Nicole Hernandez

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Secondary Educator

Adamson High School - Dallas Independent School District

·Develop and implement interactive lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum

·Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles

·Maintain excellent classroom management skills and an ability to keep students on task

·Expand the range of learning through whole class, individual, and small group instruction

·Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process

·Organize and analyze student data

·Foster strong lines of communication with parents through weekly phone calls and letters

·Attend and participate in after school activities

Apr 2006 - Aug 2009

Outreach Services

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

Assist in the planning, coordinating and implementation of volunteer, voucher, and outreach programs.Support the organizations operations processes with complex administrative tasks, customer care issues, and volunteer advocacy concerns.Work directly with board of directors and general manager.


Sep 2006 - Jun 2007

Environmental Specialist

City of Dallas - Storm Water Management Section

City of Dallas, Public Works and Transportation, Storm Water Management.Duties include; monitoring for federal, state and local environmental rules and regulations, environmental site assessment, waste management, site inspections, hazardous materials handling, spill response, field chemical analysis, and knowledge of TPDES General Permit.

Sep 2005 - Mar 2006


La Hesperia Biological Station

Contributed to the conservation/reforestation efforts, measured plots, participated in sustainable agriculture, forestry, ecotourism, and constructed an introductory botanical manual.Taught a class of seventeen children English as a second language, established a curriculum, and conducted one hour daily lesson plans.


Jun 2007 - Jun 2008

Alternative Certification Program

The Dallas ISD Alternative Certification Program is one of the best teaching training programs in the State of Texas.  The program trains selected degreed candidates for eight weeks and then allows them to enter the classroom.  In order for a candidate to receive state certification they must have accomplished the following results:

  • Passed the required state exams
  • Performed well in the classroom
  • Fulfilled all state and program requirements
  • Received a favorable recommendation from their principal, mentor teacher and specialist
Aug 1998 - May 2004

Bachelors in Science

Humboldt State University

Pertinent Course Work:

General Biology



Plant Taxonomy

General Zoology


Animal Physiology

Wildlife Conservation

General Botany

Organic Chemistry

Principals of Ecology

Natural Resources

General Chemistry


Plant Ecology

Spanish Level 1



Plant Physiology

Spanish Level 2

Physical Geography

College Physics

Plant Anatomy


 ESL Instructor – St. Rita’s Catholic Church-Dallas TX, (August 2006 – November 2006)

Taught English as a Second Language to Adults during the fall of 2006.Organized a classroom, conducted daily lesson plans, and implemented a curriculum.

Red Cross Volunteer – American Red Cross October 2004 to January 2005

Shasta Area Chapter.Disaster training, CPR/First Aid, and administrative duties


Creative, energetic educator with an incomparable passion for students, their development, and all things science. Reliable communicator able to effectively interact with diverse populations of students at a variety of academic levels. Consistently maintain excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and directors. Self-motivated with strong planning, organizational and leadership skills.

Special Qualifications and Professional Development

  • Certificate: Texas Educator Certificate (2008), HAZMAT Certificate (2006)
  • Professional Development: Step by Step – An approach to inclusive schools (2008), English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) with Sheltered Instruction (2008)
  • Committee member: Freshmen Small Learning Community (SLC)
  • Computer/Equipment: Microsoft Office, Gradespeed, and SmartBoard
  • Foreign Languages/Travel:Intermediate Spanish Level.Traveled to South America, June 2005 – April 2006.Traveled to Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean


Aug 2007 - Apr 2014

Texas Educator Certificate

State Board for Educator Certification