Dr. Hernandez has served 30 years in public education, including 16 years in Spring Branch ISD. Before the WAIS appointment, she served as a principal at Bunker Hill Elementary School Principal for 10 years.
Earlier in her career, Director Hernandez worked as an assistant principal at a junior high and elementary school in San Marcos Consolidated ISD. She has also been a counselor and teacher at the elementary and middle school levels in Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD.
Her education qualifications are many. She earned a bachelor of arts in education and a master of education in counseling from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She has also earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of Houston.
“Westchester Academy for International Studies is a very special place with a unique culture, a great history, and a regional and national reputation for excellence,” she said. “I embrace opportunities to do things differently while honoring traditions and values held by the community. I commit to bringing this spirit and dedication to the staff and students at WAIS.”