FOR EVERY CHILD, SUCCESS IN LIFE. EDGEWOOD PROUD!
Edgewood ISD provides an exceptional learning experience that engages, empowers, and prepares students to compete and reach their highest potential in an ever-changing world.
WE'RE PROUD OF OUR RESULTS!
Edgewood ISD offers:
– All-day Prekindergarten and Head Start Classes
– Brentwood STEAM School of Innovation (Middle School)
– Gardendale Early Learning Program (Partnership with Pre-K4SA)
– Early College High Schools at both John F. Kennedy High School and Memorial High School.
– Special Education program for 18 – 21-year-olds at the Burleson Center for Innovation and Education.
Mr. John Leos at the Las Palmas Leadership School for Girls won the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Award in October.
Our Fine Arts Academy student, KC Cerda, won Best Documentary Film for “Beauty Blending In.”
Edgewood Fine Arts Academy News theater arts students- Congratulations to our National Finalist! Several students have qualified for the International Thespian Festival on June 20-24 in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Office of Marketing & Communications won the following awards at the 2020 TSPRA Star Awards: Gold in Website Template Driven Design; Gold in Special Event; 2 Golds in Video Training/Instructional; Gold in Feature Story; Silver in Annual Report; Silver in Print Materials in Language other than English; Bronze in Live Sports Event.
We are currently offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus for teachers and a $1,500 stipend for bilingual teachers.
ENRICHING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Dr. Eduardo Hernandez
Dr. Eduardo Hernández joined the Edgewood ISD family as the Superintendent of Schools in June 2018, after the Board of Managers conducted a nationwide search for the district's next leader. Dr. Hernandez recognizes that Edgewood ISD employees, families, and community members are all dedicated to building the legacy of academic excellence that has long been part of this district's history.
During his more than 19 years of service in education, Dr. Hernández has established a reputation of being a focused, strategic educational leader who has a positive record of improving student achievement and effective communication skills that strengthen employee and community support. Upon arrival in Edgewood ISD, Dr. Hernández plans to develop and initiate an entry plan that focuses on listening and learning the dynamics that make this school district unique. The intensive listening tour will also provide Dr. Hernández an opportunity to build upon the attributes that will drive academic achievement to new heights, expand educational programming for students and support the winning traditions that make Edgewood a "District of Choice".
Dr. Hernández came to Edgewood ISD from Duncanville ISD where he served as Chief Academic Officer from 2016 through 2018. As Chief Academic Officer in Duncanville ISD, Dr. Hernández implemented several academic initiatives and programs. For example, development of the all-day Pre-Kindergarten program, STEAM Academy, and Project Lead the Way engineering programs at the district secondary campuses. In addition, Early College High School designations and the Collegiate High School program at Duncanville High School. Dr. Hernández was instrumental in developing the partnership between the Dallas County Promise team and the Dallas County Community College District which affords free two-year college tuition for all Duncanville High School students.
Dr. Hernández was raised in Dallas, Texas. He holds a doctorate degree in Administration and Supervision and a master's degree from Texas A&M Commerce. He earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Management from Texas Christian University. Additionally, he completed the Harvard University Institute for Superintendents and District Leaders. Among his proudest accomplishments is being a product of Texas Public Schools in the Dallas Independent School District.
Dr. Hernández is the oldest of five children to immigrant parents who instilled the value of hard work and respect for others. His child will be a senior in high school during the next academic year and then plans to start college in the Fall of 2019.
Dr. Hernández enjoys fishing, traveling, music, reading, and all kinds of sports. He is an avid supporter of his college alma mater, TCU Horned Frogs!
Board Vice President
Joseph M. Guerra