Meet Ms. Ali

Welcome to Middle School Science!!! I am so excited to spend the year with you and help you discover the incredible world of Earth, Life, and Physical Science!!! This is my second year teaching at TLC, and would love to take a moment to introduce myself to my new students. I grew up in San Diego and absolutely love living here for so many reasons. I am a wife and mom of three girls and enjoy anything outdoors in my spare time! Beach time, hiking, nature photography are all things that I enjoy. 

My teaching career has been filled with adventure! My first full-time teaching position was as a Peace Corps Volunteer living and teaching in a small, rural village in Namibia, Africa for two years. While in Namibia, I taught Physical Science and Life Science and helped with numerous school and community development projects. In Namibia I lived with a host family in a traditional homestead without running water or electricity, which was an amazing experience. Upon returning to the United States, I finally came back to my hometown of San Diego and began teaching high school Biology at a local charter school. Most recently, I was teaching 6th grade Math and Science at a project-based charter school here in San Diego. 

In Spring of 2012 my husband and I were surprised with the news of twins on the way! With a one year old already at home, I made the choice to take some time off from teaching. After taking two school years off from teaching to be home with my three daughters, I have really enjoyed being back in the classroom and look forward to a wonderful second year at TLC! 

(Left to Right: Eloise, Amelia, & Mabel)


Last Day of Onsite classes for Middle School: Thursday, May 25th

Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL): Monday, May 29th

Project Showcase: Monday, June 5th

Last Day of School: June 13th

8th Grade Graduation: Friday, June 16th

Contact Info:

Email: allison.hernandez@learningchoice.org

Phone: (619) 463-8811 (extension 179)