Mrs. Kaleen R. Hernandez



Degrees and Certifications:

Master's Degree - A&M University-Commerce Bachelor's Degree - University of North Texas Orff Level 1 Certified

Mrs. Kaleen R. Hernandez

        Kaleen R. Hernandez is the Director of Bands for Prestwick STEM Academy. She received her Bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of North Texas. She studied under notable professors such as Christopher Deane, Ed Smith, Paul Rennick, and Jose Aponte. Mrs. Hernandez is Orff Level 1 Certified and taught elementary music for 7 years in Garland ISD. She directed choir, recorder, and Orff/percussion ensembles on her campus that received many first division and best in class awards.

        From 2013-16, Mrs. Hernandez taught private percussion and piano lessons in Little Elm and surrounding north Texas areas. She continues to serve as a bass line marching tech, UIL region clinician, and UIL All-Region judge.    

        Mrs. Hernandez graduated with her Master’s degree in music education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She had the privilege of studying under Mrs Darla Meek, Dr. Randall Hooper, Dr. Norman Wick, and Dr. David Scott. In 2016, she had the honor of presenting at a music educator’s workshop for A&M Commerce as well as a TMEA workshop in Richardson. 

        Mrs. Hernandez is a member of Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Percussive Arts Society, and American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She is married with two adorable sons and a spunky maltese poodle. Aside from music, her hobbies include playing golf and being an avid TX Rangers fan!


    Weekly Schedule:



    1st Period 8:05- 9:07 Beginner Percussion

    1st Period 8:05-9:00 Beginner Percussion

    2nd Period 9:10-10:05 Concert Band

    2nd Period 9:03-9:53 Concert Band


    9:56-10:30 LOBO TIME

    3rd Period 10:08-11:03 Conference

    3rd Period 10:33-11:23 Conference

    4th Period 11:05- 12:00 Beginner Band

    4th Period 11:26-12:15 Beginner Band

    12:05  - 12:35

    12:40 - 1:10

    A Lunch

    B Lunch

    5th Period 12:35 - 1:38 GM

    5th Period 12:50-1:45 GM

    6th Period 1:41 - 2:36 Concert Band

    6th Period 1:51-2:41 Concert Band 

    7th Period 2:39 -3:40 Beginner Band

    7th Period 2:43-3:40 Beginner Band

    *After school full band rehearsals 3:50-4:45