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PHOTO: Linda Hernandez, newly appointed assistant principal at Hernandez Elementary, addresses San Marcos CISD trustees during their regular monthly meeting on Monday.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Classroom teacher Linda Hernandez, a San Marcos High School and Texas State University graduate, has been promoted to assistant principal of Hernandez Elementary.

After beginning her career at Austin ISD’s Odam Elementary, Hernandez taught third grade at DeZavala Elementary between 2007 and 2008 and third and fourth grade at Hernandez Elementary between 2009 and 2014; most recently, she was the school’s dyslexia and intervention teacher for kindergarten through fifth grade.

Hernandez has been nominated for Teacher of the Year three times at San Marcos CISD.

Hernandez earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in elementary education from Texas State University where she also earned her principal’s certification in 2012.

Six candidates from a pool of 45 applicants were interviewed by a committee comprised of principal Amber Owens; elementary curriculum director Nichole Dray; teachers Cindy Matias and Karen Lavender; counselor Mary Williams; parent Rachel Booth; and Lolly Guerra, assistant superintendent for human resources.

Superintendent Mark Eads chose Hernandez from two finalists recommended by the committee; the appointment was ratified by San Marcos CISD trustees during their regular monthly meeting on Monday.

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