Magda Hernández, a long-serving Irving ISD employee, was named Superintendent of Schools for the Irving Independent School District December 2018.
Hernández began her career in the district 26 years ago as a bilingual aide before earning her teaching degree from Texas Woman’s University (TWU). Hernández was then a bilingual and gifted and talented teacher at Good and Townley elementary schools before being promoted to assistant principal at Townley. She then moved up to the administration building where she has served as human resources staffing and recruiting coordinator, director of human resources, assistant superintendent of human resources, associate superintendent of human resources and deputy superintendent of administrative services.
Hernández also held the position of assistant superintendent of human resources in Waxahachie ISD. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in educational administration from TWU. She holds superintendent certification from the University of North Texas.
Hernández currently serves as Region 10 Human Resources Advisory Board Member and District IV representative for the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA). In addition, she serves on the boards of Texas Workforce Solutions and Texas School Alliance.