Author: Patty Hernandez

Patty Hernandez has taught middle school English Language Arts in Chicago Public Schools for the past 22 years, in the Pilsen, Avondale, Little Village, Gage Park and now Back of the Yards neighborhoods. She is also mom to a high school freshman and a sixth-grader.
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Tales from the Front Lines of Teaching Remotely: Lara Elementary

Editor’s note: Chicago Unheard is inviting teachers and parents to share their stories of learning while coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Patricia Hernández teaches English Language Arts at Lara Academy in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Lara is a high-achieving neighborhood school serving a predominantly low-income, Latinx population. More than half of the students are still learning English and 16 percent…