My name is Greg Hernandez, and I am starting my thirty-sixth year in education. The 2020-2021 school year will be my sixth year at Frenship High School as its principal. Previously, I served as principal for Frenship Heritage Middle School from 2011 to 2015. Prior to taking the principal position at Heritage, I served as an assistant principal at Frenship High School and served as its Early College High School principal as well. I am currently on the board of directors for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and serve as the Region 17 Coordinator.
I graduated high school from Roscoe High. Upon graduating, I enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years where I learned about self-discipline, honor, and country. After being honorably discharged, I attended Texas Tech University and received a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Education in 1990. I earned my Master's in Education from Lubbock Christian University in 2004 and attained my superintendent certification in 2006 through Texas Tech University. I have taught middle school science, high school chemistry, coached, and served as an athletic director and assistant principal for Slaton ISD.
I chose my career in education because, other than my parents, my personal teachers and coaches were the most influential people of my life. Many of my philosophical ideas about education were formed from my mentors in my youth and young career. I believe in cherishing each child that walks through our doors, that no two children are identical but all are capable of learning, and that education is the key to providing opportunities to the future.
My wife Shanay and I have been married for thirty-two years and are blessed with two beautiful children; our oldest is a proud Frenship alumnus and our youngest will be graduating from FHS in May. My hobbies include watching almost any type of sporting event, visiting with friends, golfing, and fishing.
Despite all the challenges COVID has brought our way, I look forward to being your child’s principal whether face-to-face or virtually to continue to provide the same excellence in education all of our Frenship families have become accustomed to through our schools regardless of the circumstances we are currently living through. Thank you for this opportunity to be involved in your child’s life, and always remember that “it is a Great Day to be a Tiger!”
“Pride through Excellence, Perseverance, and Integrity”