My name is Yvonne Hernandez and I am an Arizona native. This is my third school year with Autism Academy and I love walking into my classroom every day. Prior to starting at Autism Academy, I taught at a Montessori school for 12 years. I have been teaching for many, many years and love the excitement and energy I feel from the kids every day. I live in Tempe with my husband, three kids and 3-year-old granddaughter. I have a 23-year-old daughter, a 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. Outside of school, I am busy volunteering with various youth sports associations. On an average week my husband and I volunteer about 15 – 20 hours a week. We volunteer with Southeast Valley Youth Football, City of Tempe Ladyhawks softball, and Tempe Sister Cities. I feel honored and privileged to teach my students every day. I am passionate about the children in my classroom and I have so much joy in teaching them to love school, feel safe, and happy all while learning. E-mail Me!