Edison Elementary 4th grade dual language teacher Cesar Hernandez has been promoted to assistant principal at Green Park Elementary School beginning next school year.
Hernandez was born and raised in Walla Walla where he attended Sharpstein and Green Park Elementary schools, Garrison Middle School and Walla Walla High School. He received an Associates of Art’s degree from Walla Walla Community College a Bachelor’s Degree from Washington State University and a Master’s in Education from Eastern Washington University. Hernandez has been employed with Walla Walla Public Schools for eight years, including five years as a dual language teacher at Edison Elementary.
“Mr. Hernandez has a solid reputation for being an advocate for students and student learning,” said Green Park Principal Rick Kline. “Not only does he possess the bilingual language skills which are integral as Green Park Elementary transitions to a dual language school, he will provide a cornerstone for outreach to parents and the community as we continue to build relationships with our students and families.”
Hernandez is a volunteer wrestling coach for Edison Elementary and soccer coach at Pioneer Middle School. He enjoys restoring classic cars. He and his wife Lizbeydi have a daughter Kendra and son Cesar Jr.
“I am honored to have this wonderful opportunity and to be part of the amazing team at Green Park,” said Hernandez. “I am excited to work with the Green Park staff and continue to strengthen the dual program. As the assistant principal, I want to continue to work on building relationships with students and staff, raising cultural awareness, continue implementing social emotional strategies, and advocate equity for all.”
Hernandez will assume his new role July 1, 2020.