• Superintendent

  • Superintendent

    Magda A. Hernández

    Magda A. Hernández, a long-serving Irving ISD employee, was named Superintendent of Schools for the Irving Independent School District in December 2018.

    Hernández began her career in the district in 1993 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 bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in educational administration from TWU. She holds superintendent certification from the University of North Texas.

    Hernández currently serves on the board of Texas Workforce Solutions, Texas Academic Decathlon and is President for the Texas School Alliance.

    She is a proud mother of three children - two sons and one daughter, all Irving ISD graduates - and she has six grandchildren, two of whom attend Irving ISD. Hernández enjoys reading, travel, music and family time.

    At its February 26, 2024, meeting, the Irving ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the Irving ISD Professional Learning and Wellness Center in her honor. Since being named Superintendent of Schools for Irving ISD in December of 2018, Hernandez has emphasized the importance of the wellbeing of all employees. In the fall of 2020, she spearheaded a campaign assuring staff that “self-care isn’t selfish – it’s necessary.”

    In line with this priority, Superintendent Hernández cast a vision to create a one-of-a-kind facility that would enhance the overall well-being of staff, parents and students, providing a space for work, learning and healing. The Magda A. Hernández Institute achieves this vision and offers wellness opportunities not only to employees, but also to Irving ISD families. Learn more here.





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    Irving, TX 75062

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