Melba Heredia Johnson has been selected as the new principal of Sherman Elementary School. Heredia Johnson has served HISD for 17 years as a bilingual teacher and professional development specialist in early childhood education. Since 2013 she has worked at Sherman as assistant principal, teacher specialist, and teacher development specialist. In addition, Heredia Johnson has 30 years of experience as a flamenco and folkloric dancer with the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Houston Baptist University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and educational leadership from University of St. Thomas.