Alvenus Franklin is the principal at Nat Q. Henderson Elementary School. Ms. Franklin has been an educator for 21 years and has served HISD as a teacher, teacher specialist, and assistant principal. She was an Assistant Principal at Kashmere Gardens Elementary from 2013-2018, Kashmere High School from 2018-2019, and previously served Clemente Martinez Elementary School for 2 years. As part of the leadership team, she helped Kashmere Gardens Elementary out of Improvement Requirement (IR) status to having a six STAR Distinction by TEA. She then helped to get Kashmere High School out of Improvement Requirement (IR) status to meeting state standard. Principal Franklin is a native Houstonian and a proud product of Houston ISD. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, College Station and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Prairie View A&M University.