Gina Colion Hernandez is the new principal for Herod Elementary School. Colion Hernandez is a product of HISD schools and has served as a teacher, instructional specialist, and assistant principal. For the last three years, she has served as the assistant principal at the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. During her tenure at MIMS, she not only focused on building a strong academic program but on developing Mandarin immersion from pre-K through 8th grade. Colion Hernandez was awarded the West Area Assistant Principal of the Year for 2019 – 2020. Colion Hernandez earned her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University and her master’s degree from Lamar University-Beaumont.