Hema has been teaching at JMB since 2004. She is passionate about providing meaningful educational experiences for all her students. Her goal is to equip students with 21st century skills. Hema was recognized by CBT as the State’s Environmental Teacher of the Year , she has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching (2019) , she was named Wicomico County Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021 and she was one of the 7 finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year 2020-2021. . She promotes diversity beyond the classroom through Solutions for Multicultural Achievement and Recognition Team. She engages in collaborative leadership by serving on JMB’s ILT, Youth Environmental Action Summit’s steering committee and CBF’s Teacher Environmental Literacy Leadership.