Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
District wide, Hispanic descendants are honored by having schools carry their namesake allowing their rich history to live on.
HISD has 22 schools that recognize the contributions of Hispanic civic and community leaders who range from educators and civil servants to local restaurateurs, newscasters, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and even Nobel Prize-winners.
We invite you to visit our blog each week throughout Hispanic Heritage Month as we will feature more schools who carry on these important legacies.
Keri Ward has been selected as the new principal of Raul Martinez Elementary. Ward began her teaching career in 2009 as a first-grade ESL teacher in HISD’s Benavidez Elementary School. She has also served as a teacher at Cornelius Elementary School. She continued serving HISD as a school counselor and then assistant principal at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School from 2013-2017 and was part of the initial turnaround team when North Forest ISD transitioned to HISD. She most recently served as assistant principal at McReynolds Middle School. Ward earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.