Pershing Park     1500 W Central Texas Expy - Killeen, TX. 76549-1299  Phone:(254-336-1790)  Fax:(254-336-1804)

  • Teachers of the month
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  • Teacher of the Year
  • Little Pumas

Congrats, and thank you for all that you do.  Way to go Mrs. Ayala, Mrs. Legrande, and Mrs. Rice.  When asked what their favorite part of their job was, this is what they had to say:


Mrs. Ayala - "My favorite part about my job is having the privilege to teach my favorite subject to students and to work with PPE's teachers and aides, they are definitely a unique crowd!  There is never ever a dull moment in the math lab."


Mrs. Legrande - "My favorite part about my job is having the opportunity to work with my 5 amazing collaborative partners!  I love having 5 classrooms of amazing students that keep me on my toes, laughing, and enjoying their "ah ha" moments everyday."


Mrs. Rice - "I love working with the kids and seeing the moment when they get it."

Congrats, Mrs. Acosta, Mrs. Gulick, and Mrs. Rosario.  Thanks for all you do for our students.  When asked what they enjoyed about their work, this is what they had to say:


Mrs. Acosta - "I love being apart of a great team and working in small groups with the children."


Mrs. Gulick - "I enjoy helping students and seeing them learn something new everyday."


Mrs. Rosario - "There are many things I enjoy about my job.  I think my favorite part is the interaction with the students and partents.  I'm fortunate to not only work with children, but parents as well.  It is rewarding when I see these parents take the knowledge they have gained and apply it outside the classroom.  The best part is creating an environment where children and parents alike can feel accepted, safe, and fulfilled."



Ms. Bertha Hernandez

Pershing Park Elementary

3rd Grade

14 Years of Experience


My favorite thing about teaching is witnessing my students succeed. I enjoy watching them become problem solvers and self-driven leaders. I admire their willingness and ability to learn the English language while maintaining their native language. Most of all, I appreciate the love and respect I receive from my students, parents, and co-workers on a daily basis.

The Little Pumas Club is currently enrolling new members.
The Little Pumas Club is an early literacy program, open for children of ages 3 to 4, not yet enrolled in school. 
Our main purpose is to teach children basic social and academic skills and have them acclimated to a school environment prior their first enrollment. 
This is a premier opportunity to bring your children to school and get them excited about learning while interacting with other kids. 
Join us and give your child a JUMP START at exploring learning! 
A parent must be present at every meeting and participate along with the child.
Contact:  Juliethe Leon, Parent Liaison 
Pershing Park Elementary