Our Principal

Dr. Ruzanna Hernandez

Dear Edgewood Academy Students, Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

I am so happy to begin this 2021-2022 school year here as the new principal. I am honored and humbled to join the Bassett Unified community and work alongside you to educate our children and prepare them to thrive in an ever-changing world. I have been in public education for 13 years. I hold a bachelor's degree, 2 master's degrees, and a doctoral degree in education and organizational leadership. I bring my experience and education to Edgewood to help take the school to the next level. My goals for our school in the next few months are to build relationships with not only the staff and students, but also the community.  I will work tirelessly with our faculty and support staff members to make Edgewood a welcoming and supportive environment.  We need our parents’ and community’s help to give Edgewood students the best education possible.  Additionally, my goals are to pay close attention to:

  • Instruction
  • Use of Data & Assessments
  • Communication
  • Parent Connections
  • Community Connections
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Curriculum
  • Technology
  • School Spirit
  • Student Recognitions
  • Staff Recognitions
  • STEM
  • Extra-Curricular Programs
  • Campus Events


I look forward to meeting the students and parents throughout the year.  I will also communicate with you in various ways throughout the year so I ask that you please help make sure your information on the Parent Portal is correct so you can receive all communication we send to update you.  

Dr. Ruzanna Hernandez


Edgewood Academy

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