• Magda A. Hernandez Institute of Wellness and Professional Learning

Magda A. Hernández Institute of Wellness and Professional Learning

  • The Magda A. Hernández Institute of Wellness and Professional Learning (MAHI) is a one-of-a-kind facility which serves to enhance professional learning and wellness for all Irving ISD staff. The building is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024 and will operate Monday - Thursday from 8:15 AM - 8:15 PM and Fridays from 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM in order to accommodate the needs of the Irving ISD community. 

    Sharing a site with Singley Academy and the Elise Walker Outdoor Learning Center, the 2-story building features a flexible layout that emphasizes the nature preserve area north of the facility and a unique biophilic design and will be available as a way for the community to incorporate wellness into everyday life and district culture. 

    Features:

    • Meditation room

    • Professional learning spaces

    • Wellness room (treadmills, free weights, medicine balls, etc)

    • Flexible office spaces

    • Meeting spaces for special events 

    • Outdoor patio open to events and classes

    • Reservation-based complimentary wellness offerings (yoga, fitness, nutrition, financial literacy classes and more)

History

  • Since being named Superintendent of Schools for Irving ISD in 2018, Hernández has emphasized the importance of the wellbeing of all employees.The facility was funded by Tax Increment Financing (TIF) monies that could only be used on capital projects, such as buildings, in north Irving. In addition to shared-use spaces, the MAHI will house the district’s community engagement departments including HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), PE&CE (Parent Education & Community Involvement), and Adult Education and Literacy (AEL). Each of those programs has experienced tremendous growth under the leadership of Superintendent Hernández. The investment in these community departments seeks to increase parent engagement and adult learning, which research shows to have a significant positive impact on student achievement. 

    At its February 26, 2024 meeting, the Irving ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the project, previously known as the Irving ISD Professional Learning and Wellness Center, after the current Superintendent for her dedication and vision for the district. Learn More


Project Details

Project Status

  • Planning
  • Design
  • Groundbreaking
  • Construction - IN PROGRESS
  • Grand Opening