• About Miss Hawkey
    Reading my poetry at "The World Stage" in LA
    Hello!  I'm Miss Hawkey.  I teach English Language Arts and Pre-AP English I have been a teacher in the Corona-Norco Unified School District for 15 years... and I absolutely love my job! 
     Poetry Reading SD Library  
    Previously, I taught at 3 other CNUSD schools.  I taught 7th Grade Language Arts and English Language Development at Auburndale Intermediate School, as well as Sixth Grade at both Eisenhower Elementary and Wilson Elementary.  
     Hawkey-Hernandez-Rubio Family
    If you haven't heard, I have high expectations of my students.  It is because I care about them... and their future!  
     Hawkey Family
    During our breaks, I love to spend time with my family and friends, travel, and write.   
    Squaw Valley Community of Writers      San Jacinto
    As a published poet, I have had the opportunity to participate in extraordinary experiences.  I have attended the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference in New Mexico.  I was awarded the "Lucille Clifton Scholarship" at The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.  Working with CD Wright, Robert Hass, Don Mee Choi, Harryette Mullen, and all of the other talented poets was unbelievable.
    Squaw Valley Poets   
    Since 2009, I have also been granted a scholarship to the Idyllwild Arts Academy for Poetry Workshops.  It is an outstanding Arts Academy, where I am fortunate to have worked with outstanding poets such as Diane Wakoski, Richard Kenney, Ellen Bass, Natalie Diaz, B.H. Fairchild, Ed Skoog, David St. John, Alma Hacker-Cruz, and many other poets.  
     Diane Wakoski and I
    Currently, I am a professor for Concordia University in the Masters of Education program.  I instruct Linguistics, Educational Research Methods, as well as English Development Curriculum and Instruction courses.  I have also served as a lecturer at California State University, Fullerton in the Masters of Education program where I taught an educational research methods course.  
    Idyllwild Arts Poets  
    I am also Associate Poetry Editor for Smartish Pace.  Previously, I was the Poetry Editor for The Coachella Review literary journal.   
    Smartish Pace  
    In 2011, I was chosen to be on the CHASEE Content Writing and Review Panel for the California High School Exit Exam and ETS in Sacramento.  
    In addition to my Masters of Arts in Educational Administration, I also furthered my education by earning a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts with an emphasis in poetry and screenwriting at the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center.  I was privileged to study under the guidance of Jill Alexander Essbaum and Matthew Zapruder.  Currently, I am working on my dissertation for a Doctorate of Education in Transformational Leadership at Concordia University.
    Penny Lane & Sgt. Pepper

    When I am not grading papers, writing poetry, or working on my screenplay, I enjoy heading down to HB Dog Beach with my two little Yorkies.