R. Martinez Elementary School names Coleman-Hernandez new principal

April Coleman-Hernandez has been selected as the new principal of Raul C. Martinez Elementary. Coleman-Hernandez began her teaching career in 1997 at Sharpstown High School. She continued serving the children of HISD as dean of students at Revere MS and Fonville Middle School, and dean of instruction at North Forest High School.

Coleman-Hernandez also served as principal in a charter district here in Houston, where she led the campus to being recognized as a U.S. News & World Report Best High School and a Top 10 Charter School for Children at Risk, as well as the campus increasing from a C to a B on the state accountability rating. Recently, Coleman-Hernandez served on the leadership team at Jones Futures Academy. Coleman-Hernandez earned her bachelor of arts in Spanish from Centenary College of Louisiana, her masters in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Phoenix, and her principal certification from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.