District III

District III Quick Facts:

  • Total Students: 23,411
  • Percentage of HISD Students in District (2017-2018): 11%
  • Neighborhoods Served: Golfcrest, Hobby Airport, Park Place, Pecan Park, and Pine Valley
  • Total Schools: 30
  • Number of IR Campuses (2019-2020): 3
  • Current Trustee: Dani Hernandez
  • Next Election: 2023

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Dani Hernandez

Daniela “Dani” Hernandez was elected to the District III seat in November 2019, and her seat is up for election again in 2023. She currently serves as the board’s Assistant Secretary. Dani attended Briscoe Elementary School, Paul Revere Middle School, and the High School for Law and Justice (formerly High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice). Dani earned her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and Master of Education from the University of St. Thomas.

Dani was a bilingual teacher in HISD at Briscoe elementary, where she attended Elementary school, and later served as an administrator. She is an alumnae of Teach for America and currently works as a real estate agent with Keller Williams. To learn more about Dani, visit the HISD Board website.

As part of Houston GPS’s work in advocating for effective school board governance, we attend each school board meeting and grade the trustees on our five core values: impact, collaboration, stewardship, equity, and leadership. See our rating chart for Dani Hernandez below to see his ratings over time. To learn more about our ratings, see our Mission and Core Values and our grading rubric.

Email Dani Hernandez at [email protected].

Elementary Schools:

  • Bellfort ECC
  • Bonner
  • Briscoe
  • Brookline
  • Cornelius
  • Crespo
  • Davila
  • De Anda
  • De Zavala
  • Franklin
  • Gallegos
  • Garden Villas
  • Golfcrest
  • Gregg
  • Harris JR
  • Lewis
  • Mitchell
  • Park Place
  • Patterson
  • Rucker
  • Sanchez
  • Seguin
  • Southmayd

Middle Schools:

  • Deady
  • Hartman
  • Ortiz
  • Stevenson

High Schools: 

  • Chavez
  • Milby
  • Mt. Carmel Academy

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