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About MePrincipal

Hello! My name is Rosa E. Hernandez and I was born in Monterrey, Mexico. However I have lived in Houston my entire life. I am a product of the Houston ISD system. I attended Atherton Elementary, Golfcrest Elementary, Deady Middle School, Hartman Middle School and graduated from Jesse H. Jones High School. I’ve earned an Associate’s in Arts degree at Houston Community College-Southeast Campus, a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston-Downtown, specializing in 4-8 Generalist/ESL, and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston-Downtown. I received my Principal Certification from Region IV.

During my 10 years working in Houston ISD, I have served as a teacher aide, teacher, mentor, sponsor of a variety of after school clubs and organizations, an Assistant Principal, and an API Principal Intern.


At Burbank, our motto is “Achieving Success as a Team - 110% No Excuses.” Burbank will continue to be a warm, positive, academically and socially productive and exciting place where all students will be our first priority.

Michelangelo once said that he did not create a marble sculpture; he merely exposed what was already with the stone. His sentiments should express the sole purpose of every instructional leader. His words allow the instructional leader (the principal) to become a Michelangelo of education. Schools are not the place for over-inflated egos. It is through humility, commitment, perseverance, and empowering others that quality leadership becomes an art and the true talent and the potential of every student, parent, community leader, teacher, or staff member is exposed.  I want to be the artist that creates that final masterpiece – a true Professional Learning Community, where the  instructional  leader recognizes that everyone has the potential to bring something valuable to the table to ensure school-wide success.