My name is Ike Hernandez and I will be starting my 2nd year as an assistant principal at South Belton Middle School. I have been privileged to have spent 17 wonderful years as an educator working with students from the middle and high school levels. The first 4 years were as a teacher and at-risk counselor in Georgetown ISD. The last 11 years have been as an administrator at the middle and high school levels in Temple ISD, Bryan ISD and currently here in Belton ISD. I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in psychology. I started working in the mental health field immediately after graduation in 1996. I then returned to UMHB to complete a graduate degree in psychology and counseling and to acquire my teaching certification. I also have an M.A. in education from Sam Houston State University. My first job in the school system was in 1997 as an at-risk counselor, which eventually led me into the classroom. I taught psychology, sociology and a credit recovery. I received my first job as an administrator in 2003 in Temple ISD as an assistant principal.
I am originally from Temple, TX and moved back to the area a few years back after living in College Station for 7 years. Both my parents still live in this area and I have an older brother and sister, younger brother and tons of nieces, nephews and cousins also living in this area. It has been a blessing to be back home close to family.
I am an avid music lover and musician and in my free time I enjoy listening to and finding new artists. I am a drummer and love to perform live or just put on some headphones and play along to music. When I need to relax I also love sports, movies and reading.
I feel very privileged to once again be working with the South Belton Middle School Community. I am dedicated and committed to providing every student with an opportunity to excel academically. I am also looking forward to working with the staff this school year to make it a wonderful, exciting learning experience with a common agreement that teaching and learning matter most.