Mrs. Herness is currently in her fifth year here at Aquinas, however, she has a total of 15 years teaching experience with grades K-12. She is also the parent of an Aquinas student. She has earned a B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from California State University, San Bernardino and an M.A. in Education from Western Governors University. Mrs. Herness also holds a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science. She earned her national board certification in 2016 and is an Apple teacher. The greatest part of teaching at Aquinas for Mrs. Herness is that it allows her to combine her passions of teaching, children, and science.