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Mrs. Marianela Giraldez-Hernandez

In Her Own Words: It is a blessing to finally combine my love of teaching with my faith. I am a firm believer in Catholic Education. I attended Catholic schools from elementary all the way through college and am raising my children with the same opportunity. I am overjoyed to be part of the JP family and look forward to being part of this wonderful community for many years to come.  Recently I read the following excerpt from Philosophy for Catholic Schools: ‘The Goal of Catholic School education is to ensure that students are educated in the basic truths of the Catholic faith and to ensure that Gospel values permeate all subjects and are practiced by the entire school community.’ This philosophy hits close to home and is what I believe I have found at JP.
  • M.S. Ed, Bilingual Education, Fordham University
  • Post-graduate Studies in Technology & Education Columbia University, Teacher’s College
  • Bachelor’s degree (Licenciatura) in Education – Universidad Catolica Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • More than 15 years of combined teaching experience from Kindergarten through high school, teaching second language learners in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the United States
  • 5 years as an English as a Second Language Specialist and program coordinator for an Elementary school in Fairfax County