Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Fernando Medina
Chief Human Resources Officer
Dr. Medina holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of North Texas; a Master of Education, with a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average (GPA), from the University of Texas at Arlington; and his Doctorate of Education, also with a perfect 4.0 GPA, from the University of North Texas. He has earned numerous awards through the years as an educator and for his students and campuses from the Texas Education Agency. As the campus principal, he led Dover Elementary School in Richardson ISD in earning a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence designation from the United States Department of Education.
Dr. Medina began his career in education in the early 1990s as a music teacher and band director, including time spent as the director of the North Grand Prairie High School Mariachi band. From 1997 to 2016, he honed his craft as an education leader, serving as a campus principal, the executive director of human resources, and eventually the assistant superintendent of human resources for the Richardson Independent School District near Dallas. In 2016, Dr. Medina became the Austin Independent School District’s chief human capital officer