Round Rock ISD has named Dr. Patricia Rendon-Ephlin the new principal of Hernandez Middle School.

Rendon-Ephlin has worked in Round Rock ISD for 14 years and served for the past 11 years as principal of Robertson Elementary. A native Texan from El Paso, she has a total of 23 years of experience as an educator. Rendon-Ephlin has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal and has worked in Leander, Del Valle, and Round Rock school districts.

“Dr. Rendon-Ephlin is an incredible leader with a proven track record of building campus culture and creating learning experiences that are state and national exemplars,” Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. said. “She has spent more than a decade in the Stony Point learning community—she loves this community and Round Rock ISD. I’m excited for the future of Hernandez with Dr. Rendon-Ephlin at the helm.”

Rendon-Ephlin earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a master’s degree from Texas State University in education administration. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas State.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Hernandez Middle School and build upon the success the students and staff have already accomplished here,” Rendon-Ephlin said. “I believe students who are inspired and engaged will be successful not just in school, but in life. I am excited to get to work building on a culture of innovation at Hernandez and helping our students become lifelong learners.”