Category Archives: Team HISD

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.

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Bullying Prevention Week is Oct. 25-29

As part of National Bullying Prevention Month, HISD is recognizing the week of Oct. 25-29 as Bullying Prevention Week to bring attention to a growing epidemic of bullying and social isolation. The district’s Social and Emotional Learning department (SEL) is working to encourage students and parents to join in the campaign to stop bullying.

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Nurses of the Month honored at Sterling HS and Southmayd ES

As the sound of drums reverberated off the walls of the lobby at Sterling Aviation High School, Nurse Veronica Myers instantly knew this wasn’t going to be a typical morning.

As she was cheered on by that school’s cheerleading squad, Myers was surprised with the Secondary Nurse of the Month award for May. With more than 50 nominations from Sterling’s faculty and staff, Myers was a standout nominee for the recognition.

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Dimitrie Rainey named new principal of Thomas Middle School

Dimitrie Rainey

Dimitrie Rainey has been selected as the new principal of Thomas Middle School. She most recently has served as principal of Hobby Elementary School.

Rainey has been a member of Team HISD for 15 years. She is an experienced leader, having served students and staff as a math teacher at Ryan Middle School, Blackshear Elementary School, and Hartman Middle School; and as a math coach at Cullen Middle School. She has also served as dean of students at Woodson K-8 and an assistant principal at R.P. Harris Elementary School, and principal of Alcott Elementary School. Rainey holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision.

John Flowers named new principal of High School Ahead Academy

John Flowers has been selected as the new principal of High School Ahead Academy. He most recently served as principal of Highland Heights Elementary School.

Flowers began his career at Hohl Elementary School as a second and third grade teacher. He then served as the instructional coordinator at DeChaumes and Roosevelt Elementary schools. Subsequently, he served as the assistant principal at Kashmere High School. Flowers holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Prairie View A&M University and a master’s in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

LaTreia Woodard named new principal of Gregory Lincoln Education Center

Latreia Woodard

LaTreia Woodard has been selected as the new principal for Gregory Lincoln Education Center. She previously served as principal at Foerster Elementary School.

Woodard began her career in education as an intervention teacher in Cy-Fair ISD. Woodard taught a variety of grade levels from kindergarten through seventh grade in Fort Bend ISD and HISD. She continued to develop her leadership skills as a team leader, data specialist, instructional specialist, dean of instruction, and IAT Manager before becoming principal at Foerster.

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