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Roxanne Hernandez

Position: First Grade Teacher
School: Clara E. Metz Elementary School
School District: Westminster Public Schools
City, State: Denver, CO


Roxanne Hernandez was nominated by Stephanie Rosch, a parent of one of her students, Brennan.

According to Ms. Rosch, Brennan struggled with school in Kindergarten. Every morning would be a battle to get him to school without tears and frustrations, making it impossible to keep from worrying about her son and how his day was going. The battle was constant; he wouldn’t attend to tasks in class, and there was little to no differentiation for his specialized needs.

The 2016-17 year has been night and day, according to Ms. Rosch. Enter the fabulous Roxanne Hernandez. Ms. Hernandez has included Brennan in many different ways in the classroom. She uses multiple learning methods, gives him time to come to circle, lets him choose to enter the circle with the class to where now he comes every day, and uses restorative practices that truly make Brennan feel a part of the class and a valued learner.

Ms. Hernandez has let Brennan come into the classroom before school to help acclimate to the day. The transitions have been wonderful; he helps put down chairs for the day, puts things away if needed, and has truly taken an interest in his school. Ms. Hernandez has come up with many creative solutions for any problem that arises. When Brennan struggles with speaking, she gives him a microphone. When Brennan struggles with writing, she lets him talk it through and then scribes for him.

"Ms. Hernandez has truly gone the extra mile every time I turn around to help my student learn." Rosch said. "This is the first year I can say that Brennan has received proficient scores on his assignments. This is the first year we’ve had little to no crying before school. Ms. Hernandez truly exemplifies our motto 'where learning is personal' going above and beyond every day to help Brennan be his best learner he can be."

Roxanne's school district created an awesome video profile promoting her nomination.

Personal Profile: Roxanne Hernandez - Metz Elementary from Westminster Public Schools on Vimeo.


Comments (434)


Julissa Posted today

One of the best teachers!!!

Taylor Henrichs Posted 1 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is a great teacher and she dose a great job at her career

Celina Guerrero Posted 1 days ago

She's a great person and a great teacher!!!!!

Veronica Robles Posted 3 days ago

Great work; outstanding job making a difference and impacting the children. Way to motivate

Charlie Good Posted 3 days ago

Best teacher ever !

RENE GALLEGOS Posted 3 days ago

Voting for this beautiful, Awesome personality... Teacher! such a great laugh & so kind! My vote is with Rox!!

Lucho Posted 3 days ago

Vote for Rox!

Luis Posted 3 days ago

I vote for Roxanne Hernandez!

Keith Posted 4 days ago

Ms. Hernandez does an amazing job with her students and colleagues.

Scott Troy Posted 4 days ago

Congrats!

Della Langbauer Posted 4 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is a true inspiration; students and parents couldn't ask for a more qualified teacher.

Jesus Posted 4 days ago

Amazing teacher! She has really taught my sister so much. Everyday she gets home she always tells me something she has learned.

Jennifer Posted 4 days ago

She is a great teacher and she is very understanding !

irving Posted 4 days ago

she's a great teacher.

Yulissa I Posted 4 days ago

My vote is for Ms. Hernandez!

Paola Garcia Posted 4 days ago

She's a great teacher

Edith guerrero Posted 4 days ago

An amazing teacher and is great with her students

Giovanni Posted 4 days ago

She's a wonderful teacher, and does so much for her community!

Adrian Posted 4 days ago

She is a great teacher

Kyle Posted 4 days ago

You seem to be doing our schools a big favor thank you and good luck!

Jonathan Posted 4 days ago

She does good in our community.

Luna Stemple Posted 4 days ago

She's the best! Honestly a great teacher and community member!

elijah alba Posted 4 days ago

shes the best teacher ever!!!!!!!!

Matthew Posted 4 days ago

You were nice to me. You were nice to the whole class. You always told me it was alright if you lose sometimes. I wish I can be back in your class. You made me feel like you loved me like a mom. You made me feel smart.

Paula Posted 4 days ago

She’s very worthy of this award

Sharice Posted 4 days ago

An amazing person and does so much for the community!

Paula Posted 4 days ago

She’s very worthy of this award

Ashley Posted 4 days ago

She's an amazing helpful teacher, inspiring

Fabiola Ramirez Posted 4 days ago

Shes very nice.

Abril Posted 4 days ago

She's a great teacher

Justina Posted 4 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is a good teacher

Kyle Posted 4 days ago

She always has a great positive attitude

Neezy Posted 4 days ago

She is so sweet and caring. One of the best teachers I know.

ana Posted 4 days ago

she is very respectful and is a great teacher

Arieonna Posted 4 days ago

She is a great teacher and she has so much love for students and cares about the education of students.

Kyle Posted 4 days ago

She always has a great positive attitude

Juanita De La Cruz Posted 4 days ago

She is a wonderful teacher, my siblings have had her as a teacher, and she is a very kind and loving teacher.

Anthony Posted 4 days ago

She's a great teacher

Kelly Posted 4 days ago

Shes like a friend

Oscar Posted 4 days ago

She cares for education!

Kyle Posted 4 days ago

She always has a great positive attitude

Jorge Moreno Posted 4 days ago

Good at what she does, and a great teacher in general.

Jenny Posted 4 days ago

She's a great teacher and is always pushing her students for nothing but the best.

Kaitlyn Posted 4 days ago

She’s life changing

alexa Posted 4 days ago

shes a great teacher

Amanda Posted 4 days ago

She's a great teacher

Saul Posted 4 days ago

Shes an inspiration.

Kaity Posted 4 days ago

She’s a great teacher!

Cindy Posted 4 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is a wonderful teacher!

Kami Luettgen Posted 4 days ago

Best teacher ever

kevin mota Posted 4 days ago

shes a great teacher

Anthony Posted 4 days ago

She's a great teacher

Angelina Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is the best teacher in the world .she is all ways kind .and fun she is amasing .

Kiara Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is a great teacher ever and i still want to be in your class and i hope you win. p.s. good job at being a teacher

Mireily Posted 4 days ago

Ms. Hernandez, the last time when Mrs.Nelson's class (my class) were having readers theader, ( however you spell it ), my group, Emily, Noah, Lilly, and me were in your classroom. Your class was so adorable!!!! I couldn't believe that you teach first grade!!!!! Great job Ms. Hernandez, you deserve this!!!

Aliceah Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernanadez really cares about her students and she is really nice.

Fernando Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is nice to her classroom and how she teaches them.

Karen Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez you are good at giving second chances

Melanie Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is a sweet nice lady and that is a smart teacher and beautiful

Emilio Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez you are kind and nice to people and you are great teacher

Ryley Posted 4 days ago

ms.Hernandez your vary nice and thank you for every thing

Noah Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is really kind and cool she is a good teacher and she is really smart.

Aliceah Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is really really nice.And she cares about her students a lot.

Derick Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez you are the best

Andi Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez you are the best teacher ever you take care of your students very well you are nice and caring you love to teach others.

Anthony Posted 4 days ago

ms Hernandez i voted for you.you a wonderful teacher

Lillian Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is a great teacher because she cares for her students

Jorge Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is a great teacher and takes care of her students.

Emily Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is a great teacher.she always cares for her students and when other students are being mean to one and other she always solves the problem.

Isaiah Posted 4 days ago

ms.Hernandez is kind and cares about all her first graders.

Aiden Posted 4 days ago

Mrs:Hernandez your so nice and kind you are the best teacher every

Raelynn Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is very kind and helpful and she always says hi in the hallway she is so fun and cool

Valerie Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is so kind to her children and her kids.

Josiah Posted 4 days ago

Ms.Hernandez you are the best.

samuel diaz Posted 4 days ago

Great teacher!

Alan Posted 4 days ago

Great Teacher

Alma Posted 4 days ago

I would vote Roxanne because she an inspirational person!

Carly Smith Posted 4 days ago

The Best Teacher in the district

Rebecca Thompson Posted 4 days ago

the best!!!!!!!

Estefana Gallegos Posted 4 days ago

voting for Miss Roxanne i went to Metz and i completely love this school ! went on with wonderful memories .

Ale Posted 4 days ago

I vote for Roxanne!!! he's a good teacher

Alexandra Posted 4 days ago

i vote for Roxanne Hernandez!!!

Jesus Posted 4 days ago

You're amazing

Erick Ramirez Posted 4 days ago

She's a great teacher!!

deric harmon Posted 4 days ago

I vote for Roxanne Hernandez good teacher

Justin Gambrell Posted 4 days ago

She's the best

evelyn Posted 4 days ago

she's a great teacher

Aimee Posted 4 days ago

She's an amazing teacher and she deserves this award

Karla Posted 4 days ago

I vote for Roxanne

vivian Posted 4 days ago

She’s a great teacher!

Diana Dominguez Posted 4 days ago

She's gr8.

Linda Rojas Posted 4 days ago

I love how Ms. Hernandez helps out her students and goes out of her way for them!

Leslie Huratdo Posted 4 days ago

Shes really nice and helps you when you need it which is rare in this commmunity

Natalia Posted 4 days ago

I met her once and she was really nice! She's sweet and is very helpful!

Daniel Garcia Gonzalez Posted 4 days ago

I vote for her. She deserves it

Cecilia G Posted 4 days ago

in my opinion i think Mrs. R Hernandez is a great teacher because of the passion and dedication she has twords teaching her students.

Gillian Posted 4 days ago

I vote for her, she is an amazing teacher.

Angelo Medina Posted 4 days ago

She's a great teacher

Anthony Roybal Posted 4 days ago

I want to vote for Roxanne because she is a great teacher.

Thomas Lee Posted 4 days ago

she is a great teacher

adrian delatorre Posted 4 days ago

Shes all my little brother talks about

Anders Posted 4 days ago

Shes a good

Peyten Nelson Posted 5 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is a great teacher!

Rochelle Jaramillo Posted 5 days ago

Several years ago Ms. Hernandez helped two of my children with reading and getting up to grade level. They are now 19 and 20 and my 20 year old daughter has a great love for reading and I know this is due to Ms. Herndandez’s love, care and coaching. My children have had a special opportunity at success because Ms.Hernandez genuinely cared and I know she has extended this gift to hundreds of kids. Even myself, as I communicate with her, I feel like I can conquer the world and that nothing can stop me. She is passionate and her love and concern for each individual she encounters comes across from the moment you meet her. Well done Ms. Hernandez, you deserve this award!

alize aguilar Posted 5 days ago

she the coolest

Jaime Posted 5 days ago

She's an amazing teacher

Aleigha Posted 5 days ago

shes a great teacher

Chris Leslie Posted 5 days ago

Cares about education

Nic Lopez Posted 5 days ago

she is an amazing teacher shes helpful and sweet i love her

Andrew Salter Posted 5 days ago

Great teacher, cares a lot about her students.

Courvoisier Trujillo Posted 5 days ago

She's a nice person and her boyfriend the goat

Araceli Sianes Corona Posted 5 days ago

She is an incredible person. Very nice respectful, intelligent, and kind hearted as wwll as very helpful.

Trevor Leslie Posted 5 days ago

Shes a really great teacher and she cares about her students future

Nedea Diaz Posted 5 days ago

From hearing stories from her boyfriend who is my teacher at Westminster Highschool, she sounds like an excellent teacher that deserves this award.

Alonso Levario Posted 5 days ago

My vote is for Roxanne.

Axel Herrera Posted 5 days ago

She's Cool

Tami Krenz Posted 5 days ago

I'm not surprised to read that Ms. Hernandez is up for this award. She's got my vote! I really enjoy working with her.

Kevin Fuentes Posted 5 days ago

This teacher Rox!! Such an amazing person.

Gabriela Carrillo Posted 5 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is a wonderful and great teacher.

Eva Posted 5 days ago

She’s an amazing person. My daughters in her class and she really loves her.

luis gomez Posted 5 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is sincerely an amazing teacher, always knows how to make a young student smile and makes lessons fun.

Lila Posted 5 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is truly an amazing person.

Patricia Posted 5 days ago

Shes a great teacher! Shes such a great person.

Ximena Posted 5 days ago

She's a great teacher!

Jose Posted 5 days ago

She's an amazing teacher, great with the kids. All the kids love adore her. Regularly implements fun interactive activities and lessons for the kids.

Jeremiah Posted 5 days ago

Shes a great teacher, kind, smart, and very warming and considerate

Jordan Milligan Posted 5 days ago

She is a really nice teacher and she is really hopeful, she really deserves to win the life changer of the year for sure, good luck Ms.Hernadez

Lizbeth Marquez Posted 5 days ago

She’s one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. Not only is she a great teacher, but she’s a great person in general. Her intentions are always the best. She’s really made an impact in my life and she’ll always take part in my heart.

Agustin Posted 5 days ago

You are kind. You are good to us and forgive me when I say sorry. My favorite country we went to is Spain because everyone goes home for lunch and then later they eat small snacks called tapas.

Haley Manion Posted 5 days ago

She's an amazing teacher, enthusiastic and sweet.

Adriana Posted 5 days ago

She is a really caring and wonderful teacher!

Edwin Vazquez Posted 5 days ago

really helpfull

Destany Posted 5 days ago

She's a great teacher.

PEDRO Posted 5 days ago

BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haley Manion Posted 5 days ago

She's an amazing teacher, enthusiastic and sweet.

Brandon Santistevan Posted 5 days ago

She deserves this award the most she is a amazing teacher and helps so many people out and is one of the most caring teachers I’ve met

Joylene Posted 5 days ago

She has a great personality.

Michael Crow Posted 5 days ago

She's a amazing teacher.

Amanda Martinez Posted 5 days ago

She is an amazing person with nothing but good intentions. She deserves it.

rafael Posted 5 days ago

BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!

Adrian Herrera Posted 5 days ago

She's an amazing teacher and is grate with kids.

gilbert herrera Posted 5 days ago

She is a great teacher

Norma Posted 5 days ago

She's a great teacher!

Haley Manion Posted 5 days ago

She's an amazing teacher, enthusiastic and sweet.

Lia Posted 5 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is sweet and I'm learning math very well.

Samuel Posted 5 days ago

She's the nicest teacher ever. She taught me how to use plus or you can call it addition. I like saying plus. I like her classroom. We travel a lot like to Colombia, Brazil, Spain, and we're going to Germany next. I love her.

Naudia Lujan Posted 5 days ago

She is an amazing teacher,My daughter loves her and enjoys being in her class.

Colton Mulligan Posted 5 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is a very hard working teacher. Who helps each student in great detail i am always told about her amazing kindness, and great attitude i am very great full that teachers like her exist in our community today.

Brisa Posted 5 days ago

A great teacher!

Axel Miramontes Posted 5 days ago

She is wonderful!!

Ricardo Posted 5 days ago

My vote goes to Ms.Hernandez

Artemiza Valadez Posted 5 days ago

Shes a kind teacher and is very sweet to all her students and helps anyone when necessary.

Kayla Curtis Posted 5 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is an amazing teacher. I think its amazing the she is helping Brennan

James Lozoya Posted 5 days ago

She deserves it!

Destiny Martinez Posted 5 days ago

She deserves this the most!

Freddie Posted 5 days ago

Ms.Hernandez is an incredible human being. Shes showing change in those little angles.

Paige Williams Posted 5 days ago

She is a very nice lady and deserves this award.

Lezlie Stryker Posted 5 days ago

She's a nice person and kindhearted. Out of everyone I know she deserves it. She has been an inspiration to many, for years.

Kelly Chuong Posted 6 days ago

I’m so glad Miss Hernandez got nominated for this. My son was struggling in first grade, That was when I met Roxanne She tutor my son Andrew for a whole entire year and helped him a lot. My son felt very comfortable around her and started improving a lot. He went from almost being put into special ed to getting high honor roll. That would’ve never happened if it wasn’t for Miss Hernandez time and effort. Thank You Thanks

Linda Padilla Posted 6 days ago

Roxanne, your a winner in my books. We need more teachers like you.

Kenneth Posted 6 days ago

Roxanne definitely gets my vote for lifechangeroftheyear. She's truly devoted to sharing her educational experience with our young kids of tomorrow

Mary jaramillo Posted 6 days ago

Observed her when she was very young to be veey sensitive

Mary Ruiz Posted 6 days ago

You've got my vote Ms. Hernandez. You're amazing...thanks for all you do :)

Dorreen Valdez Posted 6 days ago

Roxanne and I became friends at Shaw Heights Middle School many years ago, lol. Roxanne has always been a wonderful high spirit person and great person to be around. I'm so happy to see that she is still caring on her kind and understanding ways with these young children today. Roxanne was definitely our peace maker growing up. Congratulations Roxanne for being the Wonderful person you have always been. Yours Truly, Dorreen Valdez

Stevie Posted 6 days ago

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Camila Posted 7 days ago

Ms. Hernandez showed me how to read. She also taught me how to help my brain listen. She makes me feel special.

Jaxx Posted 7 days ago

Ms. Hernandez helps me work. I feel like waking up in the morning to go to work. I have fun working on projects like bats and The Snowy Day.

Leejay Posted 7 days ago

Ms. Hernandez helped me learn math. I know subtraction! I love math!

Jace Posted 7 days ago

I like you. I feel like you make me better at math. You make me feel calm and I like being calm. My parents like you.

Darla Posted 8 days ago

Ms. Hernandez has taught me about other countries. I'm kind of like the kids from those countries, and I'm kind of not. She also taught me how to read. We're going to work on a recipe book.

Senen Rodriguez Posted 12 days ago

My vote is for Roxanne.

Kenji Posted 12 days ago

Ms. Hernandez does not let me be a robot reader. She makes reading fun. She's beautiful and she shows us people from around the world and this makes me feel safe.

Mikey Posted 12 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is beautiful and she gives us fun centers. Like computers and patterns and word bricks. I feel loved by her and I want to see everything in the world with her.

Josyah Posted 12 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is funny. She is beautiful. She is nice. She makes me feel happy because I know how to write now. I can now write an introduction and three details and a conclusion on my own. I can write more sentences now too. She's smart like me and we're buddies.

Sofia Posted 12 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is nice. She works with me to be a good writer and I'm starting to read now too!

Sheila Posted 12 days ago

Ms. Hernandez is a great teacher. She teaches me how to read and gives me big hugs every day. She makes me learn more and more. I feel like we're best friends. She has a lot of things to help us learn. She wants me to be the president of the United States.

Elijah Posted 12 days ago

Ms. Hernandez has taught me about different planets and the people on my planet. Some speak different languages. I hope to go to Colombia some day.

Liya Posted 12 days ago

She's changed my life in math and reading. And I now know everything about pumpkins.

Karma Posted 12 days ago

Ms Hernandez is nice to me. Kind. She thinks I'm a singer and she thinks I'm a star.

Barbara Hubbs Posted 14 days ago

She is an amazing teacher, very deserving of this honor.

Veronica Posted 21 days ago

My vote is for Roxanne.

Pam Swanson Posted 21 days ago

Roxanne goes above and beyond to meet the needs of all students. She is very deserving of this honor.

Jo Thompson Posted 21 days ago

We are very fortunate to have Roxanne Hernandez as one of our star teachers. She is very deserving.

Thomas celaya Posted 21 days ago

Voting for miss Hernandez. Though neither of my children are in her class you can see all the effort she puts in Making sure children are safe and learning on a daily basis she Set a great example for the kids!!!

Cristy García Posted 22 days ago

Maravillosa maestra ,muy trabajadora,maestra q todos niño kiere para aprender

Yesenia Hernandez Posted 22 days ago

She's an amazing teacher who enjoys her job and puts effort into the work she does for her students

Guadalupe arroyo Posted 22 days ago

She is truly a great amazing person an teacher.

Dylan Posted 22 days ago

I am so grateful to work in the same building as Roxanne! She is a kind, generous, passionate, and talented educator! I look up to her!

Stevie Posted 22 days ago

Ms Hernandez is truly a life changer for our son who now loves school and his class. Truly blessed to loop with Ms H!

Sandy Posted 25 days ago

It is wonderful to see a former student of the district giving our current young people a great perspective on the joys of learning. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do on behalf of the futures of every child in your care.

Kathy Wiemer Posted 25 days ago

Thank you for all you do, Roxanne!

Brian Kosena Posted 25 days ago

Roxanne is a one-of-a-kind-you-want-your-kid-in-her-class teacher. We are so lucky to have such a high caliber professional in our district, and the students of Metz Elementary are even luckier!

Jennifer Posted 25 days ago

Roxanne is very positive and personalizes learning for all of her students.

Steven (Parent) Posted 25 days ago

Such an incredible teacher. My student has made incredible progress this year by being in this woman's class. My wife and I plan on requesting her for our younger child as well in a few years.

Janelle Stastny Posted 25 days ago

It is always wonderful to have one of our graduates come back and teach!

Linds Lister Posted 25 days ago

What an amazing teacher.

Rick Bucher Posted 26 days ago

Roxanne told some of her story and what she loves about WPS on a Spanish radio station interview and I was so impressed! We were a so nervous before the interview but when she talked about kids all l heard was confidence! I sure hope she wins!

Michelle Towne Posted 26 days ago

Phenomenal teacher!

Mike Marques Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher and greatly missed at the Academy!

Cassie Gilbertson Posted 3 months ago

Amazing teacher

Curtis lucero Posted 3 months ago

She is a awesome person and teacher..

Pauline Rivera Posted 3 months ago

Awesome educator! She deserves this honor!

Emily Stewart Posted 3 months ago

Getting to work with Roxanne has been a gift both to myself and to the children that she teaches. She is an incredible and kind teacher who works tirelessly for her students.

Diana Russell Posted 3 months ago

A wonderful story of an amazing and talented teacher. Ms. Hernandez is more than deserving.

Tim Posted 3 months ago

She is a great teacher and she has my vote.

Monique Posted 3 months ago

I vote for Rox!

Heidi Correa Posted 3 months ago

I vote Roxanne, she is amazing!

Dan evans Posted 3 months ago

She is a awesome teacher and a even better person.

Martha Maestas Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne makes each child feel important. She helps them to become successful in their learning. Her students love her. She is a wonderful person to work with everyday.

Samantha Nelson Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher and co-worker! She not only changes the lives of her students through her amazing style and with her loving heart, but everyone around her! She shows compassion and love all!!

Brandi Gregory Posted 3 months ago

We love Ms. Hernandez!! There is no one more deserving of this award than her. She is such an amazing teacher and friend to her students. Over the summer my son joined a summer arts program and at the end of the program the kids put on a showcase for the families to show what they had been working on. Ms. Hernandez was there supporting all the kids and taking pictures. She goes above and beyond for our kids. Even during school breaks. That's dedication. Our vote is for Roxanne! Thank you for all that you do!!

Stephanie Baer Posted 3 months ago

Westminster Public School teachers are amazing!

LIndsay Posted 3 months ago

What a dedicated teacher!

Arnessa Hernandez Posted 3 months ago

She's wonderful!

Ariel Josfan Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is an outstanding teacher that puts each of her students first. She is a rock star teacher and it has been a privilege to work alongside her and learn from her.

andrea escaffi-james Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is the best! She deserves the Life Changer Award more than anyone I know.

Stephanie Wolf Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher! Both of my older boys had the pleasure of having her as a teacher! My oldest had struggles when it came to school and she helped him tremendously and always worked with us to help him. My younger boy had issues going into kindergarten he would throe tantrums and didnt want to be there. She knew this going in when he was on her roster for the year and she made it so he enjoyed going! She helped him gain his strengths in school like my older son. She takes the time to actually get to know her students and help them grow. She recognizes their strengths amd plays on those to help them gain the confidence to tackle their academic struggles and struggles in their daily lives. I cant thank her enough for the help she gave both my boys! She is beyond deserving of this award and anyone who has the pleasure of having her educate their children know this! Thank you for everything Roxanne!

Thaddeus Servantez Posted 3 months ago

What an amazing and inspiring teacher. I love to visit her classroom as you can feel her love for the kids and education .

Andrés Montoya Posted 3 months ago

You're the Best! Around! Nothing's gonna ever keep you down!

sandy Posted 3 months ago

What great recognition for a very deserving teacher!

Lisa Cyr Posted 3 months ago

If all teachers were like Roxanne our country would be AMAZING! She is smart, kind, stern, compassionate, has grit and won't quit!

Ryan McCoy Posted 3 months ago

Ms. Hernandez is a dedicated education and is an amazing advocate for all students.

Katye Edwards Posted 3 months ago

Ms. Hernandez is committed to her own growth, development, and understanding of the world. She also sees the beauty in the simple things. This is how she came to be a LifeChanger to the students she serves.

Amber Posted 3 months ago

An amazing teacher and mentor. She has earned this award by constantly supporting her students in their endeavors and pushing them to success.

Jen DeBie Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is a talented and dedicated teacher always putting her students first. She is always coming up with new and creative ways to help them succeed!

Stephanie Posted 3 months ago

Another great school year has begun! Ms. Hernandez is an amazing teacher! She creates a wonderful environment where students thrive!

Trav Shippley Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is a solid individual who i had always been so kind and caring! She deserves this award! Go get em Rox

Tammy Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is one of the best teachers around. Very caring, she loves all of her kids.

Janae Posted 3 months ago

I vote for Roxanne

Melissa Irwin Posted 3 months ago

Keep making a difference! Thank you for all you do.

Danette Cardenas Posted 3 months ago

Teacher whi takes her students to heart to help them excelerate. Also she helps them to fell as one and not left out, I applaud her

Jb Posted 3 months ago

Great job

Drew Hadley Posted 3 months ago

I have come to know Ms. Hernandez as the School Resource Officer at Metz Elementary and I have been nothing but impressed with her! Every single moment she's with her kids, she's engaged in a teaching moment without feeling like one! I had recently visited her classroom to just stop by to say 'Hi' and turned it into not just an introduction to the new students she had in class (most kids remembered me from last year), but turned it into a syllable lesson and a safety teaching! Her love & compassion for her students is evident the minute she walks through the door, but outside of the school as well! Ms. Hernandez has a Heart of Gold and volunteers her time to fundraise for the school as well. Roxanne Hernandez absolutely opitomizes your slogan 'Life Changer of the Year' and I cannot think of anyone more deserving! Please accept this submission in your consideration for Roxanne Hernandez. Thank you!

Susan Adams Posted 3 months ago

I volunteer at a community event for this school every year and have worked at the event with Ms. Hernandez. This nomination reflects her commitment to her students and school, which I see in her hard work at the event each year. What a wonderful words from a parent of a child who's life she has changed!

Diane Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne is simply the best and totally deserves to win.

Andrew Atencio Posted 3 months ago

My son tested up a grade he was very nervous to move to a new class. Ms. Hernandez took him under her wing he is now excited everyday to attend her class.

Mr. T Posted 3 months ago

An amazing educator and somehow an even better individual.

Judi Herm Posted 3 months ago

Roxanne Hernandez gets my vote.

Valerie Braginetz Posted 3 months ago

What makes Ms. Hernandez special is that she provides ALL of her students the same commitment, care, and concern that she showed Brennan. She encourages the strengths and supports the needs of every student.

Jennifer DeLorenzo Posted 3 months ago

She is relentless and is a tremendous asset to Metz!

Jackie Archuleta Posted 3 months ago

Very caring and loving person. Always puts her students first. Goes above and beyond to help her students, friends, and family. Love working with her. AMAZING TEACHER!

alycia Posted 3 months ago

you got this Rox..

Kevin Posted 3 months ago

Just a beautiful, caring, and fun person.

Esther Acosta Posted 3 months ago

I've known Roxy for years. She is like a beautiful daughter to me. She's easy to talk to and she's so helpful. Radiant girl, and just tonight she was tutoring my grandchild teaching her letter sounds at Labor Day dinner.

LeeAnn Posted 3 months ago

I vote for Roxanne as she is one of the most dedicated and genuinely invested teachers I know. She deserves recognition for her impeccable determinations.

Madison Posted 4 months ago

Roxanne taught my boyfriend to read, and she is such a wonderful and caring person. Roxanne is always willing to help, and is willing to go above and beyond at any given time.

Maytham Alshadood Posted 5 months ago

I can't think of a better person to win the Lifechanger award, a great person and an amazing teacher!

Alex Posted 5 months ago

Shes the best

Tamara Posted 5 months ago

She is amazing

Brandon Posted 5 months ago

Roxanne Hernandez is an incredible teacher.

Doleen Posted 5 months ago

Shes the best teacher, cute and kind

Iman Posted 5 months ago

Roxanne is the most amazing caring compassionate and amazing teacher. I had the pleasure of traveling with her and educating her about the Middle East so that she can take it back to the classroom and in which the students of her classroom in the United States. there's no one more deserving of this award and Roxanne Hernandez

Andrea Escaffi-James Posted 5 months ago

Roxanne deserves this recognition! She is an amazing and dedicated teacher. Metz is lucky to have her.

Eric Jaramillo Posted 5 months ago

Good luck with it all.. ????

Jamie scollarx Posted 5 months ago

Roxane is amazing. She is kind and incredibly encouraging to those around her and students. She has a passion I have not seen before for learning and teaching. It amazes me how she finds the time to inspire and impact others with her busy schedule. Vote for Roxane! Even thought I don't see her very often anymore she is someone I continue to brag about and someone who has left a lasting impression on me.

Nancy Estrada Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne

Hysen pantina Posted 6 months ago

My vote is for Roxane . She truly is an amazing teacher . Shes very passionate and driven when it comes to our little ones education . I care alot for our public schools and they are very lucky to have her .

Nicholas Anastas Posted 6 months ago

Heard great things, she is one of the most open minded individuals I know of.

Lesley Rodell Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne!

Xochitl Gaytan Posted 6 months ago

My vote is for Roxanne! I fully support our Colorado Public School Teachers! She is one of the best.

Mike Zavala Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is great! The nomination posted above doesn't surprise me at all. I've known Roxanne for many years and her caring and nurturing spirit when it comes to children always shines through. This recognition is well deserved! Congrats Rox!!!

Renee Gonzales Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne because, I noticed before she walks her students into school in the mornings she takes the time to greet each one of her students with a handshake and SMILE and asks how are you doing this morning. To the world she maybe be just a teacher but to her students she is there HERO. No doubt in my mind she is the best and MVP at our school.

Cheyenne Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne gets my vote! A genuine, team oriented and hardworking individual professional educator briefly describes Roxanne. I have looked up to Roxanne for years and so happy she was nominated. Roxanne continually transforms lives. Best of luck Roxanne!

Clemente Alonso Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is so passionate about her students! We need more educators like her in our schools! Go Roxanne!!

Edna Posted 6 months ago

Thank you Roxy Sounds like you realy make a Differane For so many. God Bless You

Desiree Falbo Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is a fabulous teacher!!!!

Farrah Posted 6 months ago

Got my vote!

Manuel Martinez Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne

Julie Montelongo Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne!

Frank Castillo Posted 6 months ago

I've known Ms. Hernandez for many years. She's been a generous friend of mine for sometime and she's tutoring my daughter right now during her summer vacation. I vote Rox.

Jesse Contreraz Posted 6 months ago

Good luck!

Julian Padgett Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne! As a new teacher in the district, Roxanne impressed me with her willingness to jump in and support me, as well as her commitment to serving everyone in the community. She is truly a fantastic teacher and an MVP at our school!

Gregorio Rodriguez Posted 6 months ago

My vote is for Roxanne. Couldn't think of a more deserving person.

Manuel Correa Posted 6 months ago

Best of luck to Roxanne Hernandez!

Kelly Castillo Posted 6 months ago

Amazing dedication !

Jerry Jimenez Posted 6 months ago

She is a good teacher in our community

Melanie Gilmore Posted 6 months ago

I'm a Westminster Public Schools alumni and I've known Roxanne for 15 years and I vote Roxanne!

Jerry Quintana Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne hernandez, is an amazing mother, teacher and friend. She is an innovator motivator in her field. Her genuine heart, and passion for her career. Makes her one of the best teachers around! My vote is for Roxanne!!!

Robin R Lopez Posted 6 months ago

She is absolutely amazing to the community. Always have been very caring. I vote Roxanne.

Andrea Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher. Inside and outside of the classroom. She inspires many!

Emilio Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is a great role model for our youth. She's always gone over and beyond to put others first. She's been volunteering in our community for so many different organizations -- never stopped. I know that she still works with her third grade teacher to this day. She's a great mom. Always had kids and their parents over at her house tutoring or working on art in the front yard. Students from her schools were always working on projects that went beyond the classroom. All of her students learned government fast. Always writing a council person, a senator, the president. I'll never forget the time they sent college applications to Harvard. She's also fun. Has a great sense of humor. Loves to talk books, music and dance salsa. Very happy that people see the excellence in her work.

Raul Posted 6 months ago

Keep up the amazingly great job

Diane Logsdon Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is one of the most amazing teachers I have seen. She gives tirelessly of her time to students in her class as well as parents and the community!

Elena Lopez-Cano Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is excellent with children. .she definitely has our vote!

Susan Marion Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne combines consummate empathy with an experienced teacher's insight to truly make the world a better place. If she can see a way to do something for someone, she will. And she never stops. She's been my student, colleague and close friend over many years, and has faced numerous challenges that most of us only see in fiction, yet she still gives and gives and gives. I'm much older than she, but I aspire to be Roxanne someday.

Nicola Musumecci Posted 6 months ago

She is representing Colorado!

Randy Sanchez Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher and I can think of no one more deserving of recognition!

Lorenzo Talcott Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is a leader in the class room and outside the classroom she is a mentor to other aspiring teachers

Tammy Martinez Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is a very dedicated, caring and respected teacher. She loves her kids and would do anything so that they are getting the education they deserve. I'm lucky to have been able to work with her for 2 years now and hopefully many to come. I vote Roxanne!

Amanda Posted 6 months ago

Anyone that strives to impact through teaching and personally connecting w/our future generation has my vote!

Marshaan Griego Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne has been so influential in so many young lives and as played a positive role throughout the Colorado Community. She's amazing and I wish there were more educators like her, the world would be a better place.

Randy Sanchez Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher and I can think of no one more deserving of recognition!

Jerry Thompson Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is a awesome teacher and deserves this.

Mariano Rico Posted 6 months ago

Love what you do and it will reflect on your performance.. Keep up the great work Roxanne.

Michael Servantez Posted 6 months ago

Keep up the great work!!!

Matt McGinness Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Ms. Hernandez.

Kelly Teran Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Hernandez does everything she can for children, which is so crucial at the kindergarten level. A good friend of mine had a son struggling in another school. I reached out to Metz and they immediately took him in. He changed because the way he was being treated changed. Ms. Hernandez is a life changer because she always puts her students first, differentiates for their needs, and has dedicated her life to being a great teacher.

Angela S Posted 6 months ago

Way to go! What an amazing teacher! Keep up the great work!

Melissa Posted 6 months ago

What a dedicated teacher. Thank you Roxanne for making a difference!

Dominica Ferguson Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Hernandez is such a great example of a teacher. Great job.

Rey Medina Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne! Thank you for working with our youth, it's certainly not easy working with little ones on a day in and day out basis. Good Luck!

Justin M Posted 6 months ago

A vote for Roxanne

Angela Simmering Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Hernandez is wonderful!! She was an amazing, thoughtful teacher to my son in 1st grade. She taught him to love learning. He just graduated from high school :)))

Tianna Posted 6 months ago

Good luck!

Andrés Montoya Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Roxanne Hernandez

Manuel Arellano Posted 6 months ago

Thanks for teaching Colorado

Peter Posted 6 months ago

We can all be proud to have a educator like this going the extra mile. Great job teach! Keep up the great work! You matter!

Randy Sanchez Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher and I can think of no one more deserving of recognition!

Julie Martinez Posted 6 months ago

Voting for Roxanne Hernandez!!

Destani Salazar Posted 6 months ago

Voting for Roxanne Hernandez!!

Josue Salazar Posted 6 months ago

Voting for Roxanne Hernandez!

Michelle Salazar Posted 6 months ago

Voting for Roxanne Hernandez!!

Samantha Hernandez Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Hernandez has an immense amount of passion when it comes to educating children !

Cassie Gilbertson Posted 6 months ago

Best Teacher Ever

Kalae Mondragon Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne Hernandez!

Regina M Garcia Posted 6 months ago

We need more teachers like Roxane to help these children to succeed

frank rangel Posted 6 months ago

Thank you Roxanne Hernandez

Chris Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne gives everything she has to the kids. Works late, comes in early, misses her lunch, constantly going above and beyond for the community. This year, she even dressed as Jane in the district's homecoming parade. The kids loved it! She is a great role model for all students.

Robert mentz Posted 6 months ago

I have known Roxann for over 20 yrs she is awesome with kids keep it going Rox

Marti Ferguson Posted 6 months ago

Good luck, Roxanne. I hope you win - you deserve it. Teachers change many lives and it's evident you are doing just that.

Jordan Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne Great first grade teacher

Theri Posted 6 months ago

I've known Roxanne in our Westminster community for over 10 years. She's great with the kids. I vote Roxanne!

Lisa Posted 6 months ago

I had the pleasure of working with Roxanne Hernandez and it was WONDERFUL! She started everyday with a smile and a hello to everyone. She was kind to kids EVERY SINGLE day. I saw her with Brennan and her love was over flowing. I also saw Roxanne with another challenging kid that she would walk beside everyday for EVERY tranisition in order for that student to be successful in the hall. Roxanne does not teach for the money of the recognition of others, she teaches because this is her God given talent and she knows her gift is needed for her students.

Sue Frauenfeld Posted 6 months ago

Good going Ms. Hernandez!

Stephanie Posted 6 months ago

Check out the buzz in Westminster https://m.facebook.com/WestminsterPublicSchools/

Carol Rivera Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher. She always goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her own students and for the entire Metz community!

Jen Alves Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Hernandez is a vital part of the Metz community. We are so lucky to have her!

Stevie Rosch Posted 6 months ago

Best first grade teacher ever, always happy to help others, uses all resources at her disposal. Life long learner right there!

Yvonne Sandoval Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne exemplifies a life changer!!! Inside and outside of the classroom she is a powerhouse. She has managed to raise three of some of the greatest children you will ever meet. The love she has for her family pours over into her classroom. She is passionate about her students learning and helping them to shape a better world. Roxanne's skills, integrity and compassion make her an ideal winner for the Life Changer of the Year.

Alma Garza Posted 6 months ago

Agradecemos a Roxanne por tan bella labor donde yo miembro de la comunidades fui bendecida, gracias por su Corazón de servicio ..

Yulia Hernandez Posted 6 months ago

Thank you for been so kind, and care about the little ones, and the family's who need a little bit of love. "I vote for Roxanne."

Rochelle Jaramillo Posted 6 months ago

I couldn't agree any more with all the wonderful (and true) stuff said here. I had the honor of Ms. Hernandez helping out my children with reading 15 years ago. She has always made a difference!! Way to go!!

Patty Maes Posted 6 months ago

Nice Job! Keep up the good work. What a wonderful story, the students can really benifit from such an amazing teacher!!!

Demetria Barron Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing teacher. She is a life changer for sure! Her way with children is always great to watch. They are lucky to have her!

Josh Barron Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne!!!!

Nisha Posted 6 months ago

Another vote for Roxanne at Classic Eyebrow Threding F.C!!

Binita Basnet Posted 6 months ago

A vote from Binita at Classic Eyebrow Threading & F.C!

frieda Rangel Posted 6 months ago

yeah! way to go girl, I can truly understand, how proud your dad is, i can see that you follow in his footsteps. I went to high school with him, and he truly is one go-getter, i learned alot from his teachings, continue the good work young lady, I was also a teacher aide when my daughter was 5, and the crying 5 year old kinda stumped me, I knew not what to do, I dont know you, but the pride in me,for you feels fantastic! way to go, :):)

Ingrid Sosa Posted 6 months ago

We support you at Growing Home Roxanne, you have been a life changer for so many families, we are so proud of you and I vote for you!

Pell Fender Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne has been a loyal and generous friend to Growing Home, helping the families we serve in a variety of ways. She is completely worthy of this honor.

Anthony bovenzi Posted 6 months ago

Way to go , we need excellent teachers , now more than ever!!

Patsy Montoya Posted 6 months ago

I vote for Roxanne, also. What an awesome story of Brennan. Teaching children from so many backgrounds, cultures and walks of life can be a challenge and to know that you enjoy teaching and take time to meet the teaching needs of each and everyone of these little ones is awesome. I'm sure you've left such a positive impression on them and I hope they are blessed with continued success.

Sarah Prueter Posted 6 months ago

She sounds like the kind of person we need in our schools. I vote for her!

M. Rocky Hernandez Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne is a veteran teacher with more than 12 years of valuable teaching experience. She pours her heart and soul into each student, every school year! It's important for her to instill confidence and critical thinking skills into each student to help them prepare them for, not just the following school year, but for life! Over the years, while shopping or running errands, Roxanne has run into former students of hers, and each has told her basically the same thing: that she was not just their all time favorite teacher, but that she influenced and impacted their life more than any other teacher. Yes, her students love and respect her, but so do the parents, fellow teachers and administrators! Win, lose or draw, Roxanne IS a LifeChanger!

sue ellen kirkman Posted 6 months ago

Dear Roxanne, Thank you for striving to be the best teacher you can. So often the special needs gets lost in the shuffle of other kids. Thank you for looking out and making this child, Brennen, a part of the class and a part of the world. It is teachers like you that make the classroom experience fun for the child. Please keep up the good work and always look for the best in each child!

Melanie Ziegler Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Hernandez gets my vote!

Geri Martinez Posted 6 months ago

I love Ms Hernandez as well!! She is an AWESOME TEACHER! ??

Jimmylee Gutierrez Posted 6 months ago

Ms Hernandez gets my vote! We need more teachers like her!

Deborah Posted 6 months ago

I have known Roxanne most of her life and it is nothing but an absolute blessing to have watched her grow and blossom into an exceptionally Beautiful young woman. Roxanne's enthusiasm, whether it be for her beloved students, a worthy cause or her family is contagious. She is always looking for the latest state of the art teaching techniques and taught vowels, consonants, phonics etc. with music which I found to be totally fascinating. Roxanne selflessly pours her gifts and talents into her students and families in her respective community and inspires them to be the best versions of themselves. She's always thinking about how to meet the needs of those less fortunate and comes up with such engaging projects such as pampering Mother's Day baskets for moms Who otherwise may not receive any gifts . Roxanne with her heart of gold exhibits true unwavering love for her fellow man and is an inspiring difference maker she definitely gets my vote!

Vanessa Madril-Vialpando Posted 6 months ago

A very strong, caring person and a wonderful role model. >>>>I vote Roxanne<<<<

Santiago Hernandez Posted 6 months ago

Roxanne has so much heart for humanity and so much creativity in and out of the classroom! She deserves this award because of the impact she has made in so many lives in her communuty from her students, to the parents, to her colleagues!

Andrea Serna Posted 7 months ago

So glad there are still teachers so good out there!??

Kerri Martinez Posted 7 months ago

We vote for Roxy! ??

Tanisha Guerra Posted 7 months ago

Best mentor I could have ever had. Wish to one day teach again without this amazing teacher!! Best nominee out there!

Linda Charlton Posted 7 months ago

Teachers can change the world for a child in need??

Valentina Johnson Posted 7 months ago

We vote for Roxanne

Moises Posted 7 months ago

I vote for Roxanne ??

Angela Davidson Posted 7 months ago

Great work Ms Hernandez

Denise Kline Derge Posted 7 months ago

I vote for Roxanne!

Joel Ramirez Posted 7 months ago

She's amazing!

Demetrius Parker Posted 7 months ago

Vote Roxanne

Carissa Montour Posted 7 months ago

She is a amazing person who cares about people and never gives up!

Cassie Gilbertson Posted 7 months ago

I vote for Roxanne!!!

Carissa Montour Posted 7 months ago

She is a amazing person who cares about people and never gives up!

Andrea Archuleta Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing, mother, teacher and friend! She absolutely deserves this award for her hard work and dedication! #teamrox!

KRISTAL VELASQUEZ Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne

Kennedi Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne!

Bessy NatarenoGarcia Posted 7 months ago

When thinking about the world today. You often think of what or who make a true difference in this world. When looking at Ms. Hernandez, you are looking at it, she is the difference! I believe Ms. Hernandez goes to bed thinking of what she could have helped more, how she could inspire more? I believe Ms. Hernandez wakes up thinking who can I inspire today and who will inspire me today? To know Ms. Hernandez is to know determination, compassion, empathy and understanding. She is cultured, well spoken, brilliant and extremely positive. She is let's get this done and let's do this now. She is, being different is special, she is immigrants have amazing cultures and I want to know more. She is we are all special and unique and I welcome that. It's clear my vote is with Ms. Hernandez, I can't think of a better teacher and mentor.

Henry Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne!!!

brady efting Posted 7 months ago

I have known Roxanne for about 7-8 years now. I used to teach her daughter. I am not surprised to see such an awesome person and teacher nominated for this award. It sounds to me that she is as dedicated to teaching as she is to raising her daughter. Good luck Roxanne! Whether you win this award or not, keep doing what you do.

Jennifer King Posted 7 months ago

I love Roxanne! She and her mother have been a part of my life for 22 years. A wonderful woman and mother. She helped raise me and shape the confident woman I am today. Love you Roxanne!!

Amanda King Posted 7 months ago

Ms. Hernandez truly prioritizes the success of her students and she works hard to create a comfortable and supportive learning environment for students. She impacts so many young lives each year and changes them for the better.

Emma Owen Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne ??

Nelly Perez Posted 7 months ago

I've known this amazing person for several years. And I don't know anyone else who is more dedicated to her work. This woman hasn't missed a day of work for many many years. She's awesome!!!

Jared Sandoval Posted 7 months ago

Beautiful story! Love to hear positive things like this ! People like Roxanne make the world a better place one step at a time! I am honored to have got the opportunity to get to know Roxanne and her beautiful family. I have learned many great things from her and I aspire to be as influential and uplifting as her one day. She has a very beautiful soul and her kindness goes a long way. I wish her great luck in life and nothing but the best wishes!

Adela Tapia Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is a very strong determined person who never gives up. She carries that determination to her students as well as their parents, But never setting the bar too high so that it discourages rather than building. Along with regular classroom teaching ( which a lot of her techniques are not standard due to the backgrounds of her students ) she goes beyond just teaching reading writing and arithmetic. She instills life lessons both personal and community. She is dedicated not only to changing lives of students but also the life of her school and school's community. She has done fundraising for the school, she helps with the homeless shelter in her schools community. She's reaches out to the community to get involved with the school . She is totally dedicated to her students year around. Roxanne is a person who is super passionate about her work and education in general.

Lexi Posted 7 months ago

I vote for Roxanne!

Moises Posted 7 months ago

I vote for Roxanne ??

Bob King Posted 7 months ago

I've known Roxanne for over 20 years and I'm not surprised at the comments from parents and colleagues. She is creative in solving problems, empathetic to the individual, and always striving to learn more herself. Having come from a family of educators, I know these are all qualities of a great teacher.

Leslie Martinez Posted 7 months ago

Phenomenal, Beautiful Woman inside and out! I vote for Roxanne Hernandez??

Megan King Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is amazing!

Diane King Posted 7 months ago

I have known Roxanne since she was a teenager. She has always been driven to study, help others and to achieve. She is an amazing mother, educator and member of our community. She has a great smile and a unique ability to draw people in and make everyone feel welcome and important! Congratulations Roxanne! Diane King

Naoya Yamazaki Posted 7 months ago

You are great. I surely remember you were always very kind to others. Congrats?

Jessica Perez Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne!

Derek Garcia Posted 7 months ago

Good luck!

Jerry Quintana Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne Hernandez is an amazing teacher, and friend, who shows character, poise and patience. And a deep passion for her profession.

Desiree Herrera Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is passionate in her love for helping people and changing lives, in and out of the classroom.

Christine Cole Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is a life-changing teacher because she cares about her kids and works very hard to make them successful. In her first year in the classroom at Metz she was given the "swing" kids (not the smart kids who for sure would move up nor the kids who for sure would be held back, but the kids who the teacher they had would make the difference). Many of these kids had significant issues (details omitted to protect identities). At least 2/3 of those kids moved up. This defines a life-changer, & Roxanne continues to make that same impact on her students everyday, not to mention the additional work she does in fund-raising to benefit the school, district and community.

Jorge Prado Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne!!!

Raquel santovena Posted 7 months ago

Don't know anyone else that deserves it MORE!!

Miriam Tapia Salinas Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne sounds amazing!

Samantha Posted 7 months ago

Phenomenal woman!

Nicola Musumecci Posted 7 months ago

Good Job!

Maya Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne!!! ???

Shayden Posted 7 months ago

Go Roxanne!!

Alba-Leea Campos-Castro Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne!

Eva Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is a phenomenal mentor. I respect, admire, and appreciate her greatly!

James Posted 7 months ago

I vote for Roxanne !!:)

Meredith Young Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne Hernandez's dedication is truly inspiring. She is above and beyond amazing!

Lee Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne has a vibrant and positive personality that's contagious. She is thoughtful of other people's needs and never hesitates to give back to the community.

Gerardo Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne!

Cristina Posted 7 months ago

I vote Roxanne!

Felicia Posted 7 months ago

Ms.Hernandez is truly a kind and caring person with her students. She loves teaching and being able to help her students. Her passion for teaching and making a difference goes above and beyond the average teacher.

Randy Sanchez Posted 7 months ago

Amazing teacher and amazing person...way to go Roxanne!

Emily Romero Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is the most amazing teacher I have ever come across! Not only does she teach her students subjects like Math and English but she teaches her students how to love themselves. She teaches them how to believe in themselves and that is the most valuable lesson anyone can ever teach. I vote Roxanne! Today, tomorrow and everyday! :)

Desiree Manzanares Posted 7 months ago

Awesome... ??

Melvin Valdez Posted 7 months ago

Ms.Hernandez is an amazing human being. I've been blessed to know her as an adolescent and see how amazing she is as an adult.

Jose ayala Posted 7 months ago

Wonderful teacher!

G. Hignight Posted 7 months ago

No surprise to me Roxanne would be nominated for Lifechangeroftheyear. I can't think of anyone more suited for such an honor.

Gabriel Esquibel Posted 7 months ago

One truly amazing educator who puts students, family, and community first. Anyone who has the opportunity to meet her, is blessed, and better off for the experience. Selfless, and a beautiful soul. She is a true professional and treats every student as if the were here own. Roxanne is one of the best individuals I have ever met, and will meet in my lifetime.

April Papadimitropoulos Posted 7 months ago

Beautiful person inside & out

Michelle Salazar Posted 7 months ago

I am a parent of a special needs child where transitions are extremely difficult. I have known Roxanne for many years. It brings my heart and soul great joy to know that she has made a child's life change with her efforts. Teaching in this day and age is very challenging for many reasons that are not known to the public. It's takes a special individual to recognize a child's needs and be able to assist them successfully in their environment. Kudos and many blessings to Ms. Hernandez!

Angela Montoya Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is a very sweet and caring person, very deserving of the LifeChanger Award!

Timothy Bowen Posted 7 months ago

Great person and a Great Inspiration to Young Children.. Teachers Do not get Enough Credit and She Deserves the Kudos

Andrea Montoya-Wells Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing person and has such a tremendously big heart. Her teaching career is filled with the sole purpose of teaching her students to becoming our future leaders and make a positive impact in her lives.

Dina Trujillo Posted 7 months ago

Please vote for not only my friend Roxanne but the most selfless, amazing teacher out there!

Willie Menjivar Posted 7 months ago

Amazing Teacher Great person!

Franko Posted 7 months ago

Always in a cheering mood. Rox has put in the time and effort and i feel like she should be reconised .

Alex Vasquez Posted 7 months ago

One of the best people you'll ever meet, I vote for her....

Yvonne Luna Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne deserves this award not only because she's good at what she does any teacher can do that...but the real reason she should win this award is because she truly cares for these kids and she thinks outside the box to make sure each and everyone of her kids comes out of her class at at their fullest potential. She not only helps the kids in her classroom but also volunteers to teach others outside of her classroom. Nominate Roxanne and you will not be disappointed!!

Art Zarate Posted 7 months ago

Good luck

Mike Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is the best teacher ever

Rhonda Castaneda Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is a fun, creative, passionate learner and it makes sense those qualities would translate effectively into her teaching and leadership style. She has also been a trustworthy lifelong friend who genuinely understands the importance of strong relationships with friends, colleagues and students. It's completely fitting Roxanne would be nominated for this award and given the daily challenges our educators encounter, I personally can't think of a teacher more deserving.

Mariano Rico Posted 7 months ago

When you love what you do it shows.. Roxanne is the definition of this..

Brandon Rivera Posted 7 months ago

I cannot think of a more deserving person. Bueno Suerte Roxanne!

Rose Portugal Posted 7 months ago

Roxann is a very enthusiastic, goal oriented she gives the best advice and is definitely a life changer. She deserves this award.

Monica Ayala Posted 7 months ago

The best

Arnessa Hernandez Posted 7 months ago

She deserves this award. Glad to be able to call her my friend!

Marilyn Contreraz Posted 7 months ago

You deserve it!

David Zarate Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne Hernández always caring about her students, even working hard on her days off, always looking for new ideas for her kids, an awesome person all the way around she deserves this life changer award she is an excellent teacher

Ariel Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is amazing teacher, colleague, and friend. Her classroom is always buzzing with students that are excited to learn and ready to master their targets. She not only guides the students but she instills important life lessons, 21st century skills, and love into each one of her lessons. Roxanne is one of the best teachers I have had the honor to work with and learn from. Her passion is undeniable and her commitment to our community and students is heart warming!

Claudette Posted 7 months ago

I am the Principal where Roxanne teaches. She is an outstanding teacher who always puts the interests of her students first. She delivers real-life, high engaging lessons to motivate learners. You can often find her teaching outside under the trees, hugging students when they act out their vocabulary words. You may also find her leading students in a peaceful protest while teaching them to be quality citizens who learn self-advocacy and character building. You may see her gathering donations for gift baskets made for mothers who are in shelters. She may be busy being a community member who gives back to many local organizations; including the school district she teaches in as an alumni. She is completely committed to making others feel cared for and appreciated. You can often find her decorating other staff members cars in our lot or running out at lunch to find gifts for the office staff. She cares deeply for her students and leads them in connection circles to build empathy and a classroom community. Roxanne exemplifies a quality teacher and an amazing human being. It comes as no surprise that she is nominated!

Amie Quintana Posted 7 months ago

Roxanne is an amazing person. She has such a positive energy about her. She is a very creative teacher and she's always making learning fun.

Peter Anastas Posted 7 months ago

She's an amazing teacher, great with the kids. All the kids love adore her. Regularly implements fun interactive activities and lessons for the kids.