Phone: 630-759-7282 ext. 6393


Degrees and Certifications:

A.A.- Joliet Junior College B.S.Ed - Northern Illinois University M.S.Ed - University of St. Francis Professional Educator License: Elementary Education K-9 Library Information Specialist K-8

Ms. Heather Hernandez - LMC Director

Welcome to my page!  I have been a teacher in Valley View for over 18 years.  I have taught both 2nd and 3rd grades, and currently serve as the Library Media Specialist at Independence.  In this role, I meet with all students in Kindergarten through 5th grade once a week for 30 minutes to check out books, learn information literacy, and digital citizenship.  

There are over 11,000 books and resources in our school collection.  We have a wide variety of materials to meet the various needs of our student population.  The library curriculum aligns with Common Core and the I-SAIL standards.  The Independence school library program stives to provide all students with meaningful, engaging, and fun learning experiences that will eventually help create life-long learners and contibutors to our community.