Chef/Coach Hernandez

  • Hello, my name is Mario Hernandez and I am the culinary arts teacher and the head tennis coach here at Azle High School. I previously taught and coached at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, TX for nine years. I am excited to start my first year here at AHS as a culinary teacher and tennis coach. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis and spending time with my wife Lindsey and our three dogs - Hondo, Willy, and Penelope.

    A little bit about me. I grew up and graduated high school in Amarillo, TX where I attended Caprock High School. After graduating I received a scholarship to play tennis at Cloud County Community College. After playing two years of college tennis I decided to join the US Navy after 9/11. In the Navy, I was a cook on a submarine, the USS Santa Fe SSN 763. I was stationed out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While in the Navy, I had the privilege to visit various places all over the world such as Guam, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, France, India, and even the North Pole. Once I finished my five years in the Navy I decided I wanted to teach Culinary Arts so I attended Johnson and Wales University where I received my Culinary Arts Degree. I then started teaching and coaching in Amarillo. For Culinary, we participated in various competitions such as Skills and Prostart. We also did various caters at school and in town. For tennis, I had numerous students who put in a lot of hard work and they received tennis scholarships to play college tennis in various states and at various levels. I am excited to help build a great culinary and tennis program here at Azle.

    mhernandez@azleisd.net

  • Schedule 
    1st period- Conference
    2nd period- Intro to Culinary
    3rd- 4th period- Culinary 1
    5th- 6th period- Advanced Culinary and Practicum
    7th period- Junior Varsity Tennis
    8th period- Varsity Tennis

  • Directions for Meet the Teacher 
    Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/mwk-hqvt-fqi 

    Expectations for Attendance:

    Attendance and Enrollment
    School systems are required to provide parents notice of their public education
    enrollment and attendance rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19
    pandemic. The following is information published by TEA.

    ● Per Texas Education Code (TEC), §25.092, students must attend 90% of the days a
    course is offered (with some exceptions) in order to be awarded credit for the
    course and/or to be promoted to the next grade. This requirement remains in force
    during the 2020-21 school year.
    ● Given the public health situation, student attendance may be earned through the
    delivery of virtual instruction.
    ● Any parent may request that their student be offered virtual instruction from any
    school system that offers such instruction. If a parent who chooses virtual instruction
    wants their child to switch to an on-campus instructional setting, they can do so, but
    school systems are permitted to limit these transitions to occur only at the end of a
    grading period if it will be beneficial to the instructional quality. If a parent requests
    virtual instruction and the school doesn't offer it, the parent may enroll in another
    school that does offer it for transfer students.
    ● School systems must provide on-campus attendance as an option for students
    otherwise entitled to attend school who follow this document’s required public
    health procedures and whose parents wish them to attend on-campus, subject to
    school

    Accessing Classlink:

    - share APPS used in class
    LMS that will be utilized CANVAS
    - instructions for accessing assignments, and events calendar

    GRADING GUIDELINES:
    Daily Grades 60% - minimum of 10 grades
    Major Grades/Assessments 30% - minimum 2 grades
    CBA/Six Weeks/Semester Tests 10% - minimum 1 grades

    RETESTING POLICY
    In accordance with grading guidelines, a student shall be permitted one (1) opportunity to
    retake a test for which the student received a failing grade. The maximum grade for a
    retest is 70. There will be no retakes on six weeks or semester tests.

    APPROVED COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS:
    ● Two forms of email
    ○ Outlook and Gmail (login to both daily)
    ● Canvas
    ○ Keep updated even while we are both face to face and virtual.
    ○ All Teachers post calendar in Canvas to include availability
    ● Remind 101
    ○ Optional, but can definitely use
    ● Social Media
    ○ If you have one or plan to have one, get with T. Moore
    ● Phone call