Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy Teaching Certification in: Core Subjects (EC-6) Special Education (EC-12) Math 4-8 PE
Mr. Ernesto Jacinto Jr
Hello!!! I am a special education teacher with 2 years' experience here at Hidden Forest Elementary. In my 2nd year at Hidden Forest, I was blessed to be named the campus Teacher of the Year. After a 7 year career in Occupational Therapy, I made the switch to education and being named Teacher of the Year was validation that I made the right choice to switch careers.
I am a graduate of Texas A&M (whoop!!!) and have a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. The biggest thing about me is that I am a big kid at heart. Words that I live by are “I don’t claim to be the best, but I do claim to try the hardest.” Hopefully, you will see the passion and commitment I bring to each and every one of my students.
I married my high school sweetheart, and have a beautiful daughter named Penelope and just welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Santiago, on July 27th, 2022. I love sports, comic books, magic, and making people laugh.