During a Special Called Meeting held on August 14, 2014, the Corpus Christi Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved to name Dr. Roland Hernandez as the new Superintendent of Schools.
Before being hired as CCISD Chief Administrative Officer in 2010, Dr. Hernandez, a Woodsboro native, served as the superintendent of schools for Waco ISD from 2006 until 2010. Prior to that, he served as deputy superintendent in Tyler ISD and Belton ISD. His career path has also taken him to the Texas Education Agency where he worked in the Division of Accountability and Evaluations and served as state director of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. He also worked at the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas in Austin serving as the program coordinator for the Education Improvement Network. He began his career as a teacher and coach in the Angleton ISD .
Dr. Hernandez completed his Ph. D. at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his master’s degree from the University of Houston—Clear Lake, and his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University.
Dr. Hernandez has lived in Corpus Christi for the past 7 years and is actively involved in the community. He currently serves on the following boards: Leadership Corpus Christi-Chair Elect, Citizens for Educational Excellence and NCLB Advisory. He and his wife, Cindy, have two children, Lauren, a graduate of Texas State University and Leyton, who is currently attending Texas A&M Kingsville and a member of the Javelina football team.