Karina LopezMrs. Lopez is our 6th grade Dean of Students. She received her B.A. in Communications from the University of Houston and her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mrs. Lopez has been with Houston ISD since 2009. She was born and raised in San Benito, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. She moved to Houston to attend U of H. She decided to pursue her career in education in order to serve others. Mrs. Lopez has been awarded the 2012 Elizabeth Brand Teacher Excellence Award from the Houston Association of Professional Landmen, and was one of three teachers from Houston ISD selected to attend the Lab School at the School of Science and Technology in Singapore. She is very happy to be working with a great leadership team at Hartman Middle School, and will strive to make Hartman the best. Mrs. Lopez is also proud to speak Spanish, so she is happy to assist all Spanish speaking parents with any questions or concerns about our school.