Phone: 972-291-0496 ext. 5823


Degrees and Certifications:

Associates of Arts Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Masters in Early Childhood Education EC-6 Generalist Certification Bilingual Supplemental

Mrs. Maritza Hernandez

Welcome to first grade at Highlands Elementary!

        I am so excited to be your scholar's first grade Dual Language reading teacher. This is my 5th year teaching at Highlands. A little bit about myself is that Cedar Hill is where I was born and raised. I am an alumni from Cedar Hill Collegiate High School. I had the privilege of graduating with my high school diploma along with an Associates degree in Arts. I am a proud product of CHISD and love being a Longhorn! I am very happy to have the opportunity to have your student in my classroom. I am looking forward to working with you for the success of your student. I believe that maintaining constant communication will help improve the student's success in my classroom. I am here for you and your student. If you have any concerns feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to an amazing school year with your student!

Mrs. Hernandez 


Best way to contact me: 

Through my email and through class dojo

Best time to contact me:

During my planning time 10:35-11:20

Parents must know: 

Please check your child's folder every night to look for important information as well as your class dojo.