Greetings Parents and Families of the Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy
My name is Aida Hernandez, the Principal at Barnard. It is my privilege and honor to be a part of the Barnard family and community. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with our students and working with our professional staff and you, our parents and community members. I have been with the school district for more than twenty years, and I have held many positions related to second language learning and language acquisition. In my free time I enjoy camping on the beach, bike riding, bowling, and spending time with my grandchildren.
My main goal is to ensure that every student at Barnard is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best. I feel every student at Barnard is valued and worthy of our best effort.
I am extremely passionate about Barnard’s Mandarin dual-language immersion program. Our Mandarin immersion program provides students the advantage of being bilingual, along with the richness of being culturally inclusive, a necessary skill in a twenty-first century global society.
I am looking forward to a great school year. The year will be busy, exciting, and hopefully very rewarding for each student.