Lifetime Achievement Award

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Ruby H. Hernandez

Title: 3rd Grade Teacher and Mentor, Retired
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: Elementary School
Major Product/Service: Elementary education
Expertise: Mrs. Hernandez is retired after 36 years teaching. She taught all 3rd grade core curriculum and served as a Teacher Mentor for new teachers. Mrs. Hernandez served on the Cumberland County Textbook selection committee, the Cumberland County Absentee Counting Board and was the County 3rd grade Chairperson. She created the 3rd grade cursive writing program for Cumberland County and served on the committee for the new principal.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Crossville, Tennessee
Affiliations: Past President, Delta Kappa Gamma, Xi State Chapter; Cumberland County Education System; National Education Association; Tennessee Education Association
University/Degree: B.S., 1972; M.S., 1975; Middle Tennessee State University; Ed.S., Tennessee Tech, 1981; Certified Elementary Counselor, 1975
Born: March 17, 1950, Monterey, Tennessee
Hobbies/Sports: Cross stitching, reading, Kindle
Spouse: William
Married: October 19, 2002
Work History: Mrs. Hernandez has been in the educational arena for almost 40 years.
Honors & Awards: Cumberland County Teacher of the Year (1-4), 1985
Career Accomplishments: Mrs. Hernandez is an expert within third grade curriculum and standards. She enjoys serving on a variety of committees to better the school. Being a mentor to younger teachers ensures a new generation of teachers learns from someone who truly loves her job and wants to pass that love of education on to others. She exemplifies what it means to be a teacher.