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Dr. Vivian Hernandez

Phone: 409-766-5743


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Humanities - University of Houston -Clear Lake
M.S. Educational Leadership- University of St. Thomas
Ed.D. Ethical Leadership- University of St. Thomas


Jennifer Hart

Jennifer Hart, M.Ed. (studies) Family & Community Engagement Specialist Office: 409-761-3936


My name is Dr. Vivian Hernandez.  I am serving as the new Family and Community Engagement Specialist (FACE) for Galveston Independent School District. I am an enthusiastic professional educator with many years of successful experience. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Ethical Leadership from University of St. Thomas.

I have been so fortunate to have worked in various capacities at Ball High School.  I served as the College Liaison between the high school and Galveston College.  I have worked closely with the Ball High School administrative team to design and implement the renowned Tutor-a-Tor mentoring program addressing the needs of socio economically disadvantaged students who are at risk of not passing subject matter, state test(s), or achieving their ultimate goal-graduation. As the Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Media Arts Communities Pathway Coordinator, I assisted teachers and administrators with the implementation of successful programs.

Jennifer Hart

Jennifer Hart has over 20 years of experience as a community-based educator and community engagement professional in the healthcare, non-profit and public education sectors.  

She joined Galveston ISD in 2019 as a Community Partner Liaison where she worked with Magnet elementary campuses to strengthen and sustain their theme-based partnerships. She has served as an Elementary FACE Specialist since 2023 where she finds energy and enthusiasm in her daily work. Jennifer connects GISD educators, staff, students, and families to community resources, services, and programs to enhance academic achievement and educational experiences. All with a goal of meeting the needs of the WHOLE child. 

She holds a B.S. in organizational communication from Northeastern University and will graduate with her M.Ed. in Community Engagement from Merrimack College in Spring 2024.