• Heart to Heart Podcast with Supt. Hernandez


  • Heart to Heart with Superintendent Hernandez

    We all have leaders that we know and respect, but what drives them and informs their decisions to better serve their communities? Join Superintendent Hernandez and special guests to hear stories of impactful leadership and the successes we see in Irving ISD. Dive in to get to know Irving leaders through their life journeys, leadership experiences, and insight into the Superintendent's heart. 

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  • Empowering Leaders of the Future: Featuring Johnson Middle School GIRLS Leadership Program

    by Irving ISD Length:20
    Join student leaders Izzy Williams, Isabella Herrera and April Walker from Johnson Middle School as they sit down with Superintendent Hernandez on this episode of Heart to Heart. Alongside their program sponsor, Ashlee Smith, they represent their school’s GIRLS (Growing, Intelligent, Respectful Leaders toward Success) Leadership Program. This group empowers young women to be the next generation of leaders and seeks to enhance the social-emotional learning on their campus.

  • Finding Your Reason: Featuring Delia Watley

    by Irving ISD Length:39
    Join Program Director of Irving ISD Adult Education and Literacy, Delia Watley and Superintendent Magda A. Hernández as they discuss the global community within the great city of Irving and playing your part. Watley shares her passion for serving, the power of being ingrained in your community and finding your reason.

  • Courageous Discomfort: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone - Featuring Liz Rose

    by Irving ISD Length:17
    Join Superintendent Hernandez for a special edition podcast featuring Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Irving ISD alumna Liz Rose. During the 2024 Irving State of the District, they shared a candid conversation about her rise from humble beginnings to the world stage and writing for artists including Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town. Rose shares about her journey, the importance of the arts in education and the endless possibilities of stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • An Eye for the Future - Featuring Dr. Elba Garcia

    by Irving ISD Length:41
    Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia joins Superintendent Hernandez to discuss the future of the community and the work being done for the next generation. Join us as they talk about the power of having a clear vision, and how they inspire a spirit of excitement and guide others to reimagine and embrace change for a better future.

  • The Power of Partnerships - Featuring Mary Ann Kellam

    by Irving ISD Length:26
    Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mary Anne Kellam joins Superintendent Hernandez to discuss empowering the community through engagement, exposure, and access to resources in order to break down barriers. Together they talk through the importance of having a shared mission and goals in partnerships.

  • Community Reimagined - Featuring Mayor Rick Stopfer

    by Irving ISD Length:31
    Join us for a special episode featuring Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer, as he and Superintendent Hernandez share a candid conversation about the importance of collaboration between a city and its school district. They discuss how a strong partnership fosters a supportive environment for education, which in turn has numerous positive effects on the city and its residents.

  • The Sky is The Limit - Featuring Trent and Brent Nickerson

    by Irving ISD Length: 45
    Join us for the first episode of season 2 of Heart to Heart with Superintendent Hernandez featuring brothers, proud graduates and Irving natives Trent and Brent Nickerson. Trent is the principal of the first net zero in Texas, Lady Bird Johnson Middle School and Brent is the Head Football coach and Athletics Coordinator at Irving High School. Join us as they talk about their journey and what shaped them into becoming the leaders they are today.

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