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Hello parents and students of University Park Elementary! I am so excited to start my second year at UP.  I have seen my students grow so much over the past year, and can't wait to see what the next year will bring.  
My name is Mallory Hernandez.  This will be my eighth year to teach special education.  Before coming to UP, I taught for five years in Plano ISD and one year in Eanes ISD.  I am passionate about my students reaching their full potential and have loved teaching Social Skills.

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in psychology.  Hook 'Em Horns!  I later decided that I wanted to learn more about children and decided to get my certification in special education.  I fell in love with teaching!  

I married my long time friend, Casey, after he completed his time in the USMC.  We love spending time with friends and our new golden doodle, Otis.  I love going to sporting events, especially for the Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Longhorns.    

I am so excited to start another year of social skills with your children.  We learn about emotions, thoughts, conversations, thinking of others, and figurative language.  We have a great time!