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Hello parents and students of University Park Elementary! I am so excited to start my fourth year at UP!
My name is Mallory Hernandez.  This will be my tenth year in 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.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in psychology.  Hook 'Em Horns! 
I married my long time friend, Casey, after he completed his term in the USMC.  We love spending time with friends and our golden doodle, Otis.  Sporting events are my favorite, especially for the Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Longhorns.    
I was named University Park Teacher of the Year in 2016 when teaching Social Skills.  
This summer I completed my Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Intervention from the University of North Texas.  
I am so glad to be joining the fabulous 1st grade team.  It is going to be a great year!