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Mr. Paul D. Hernandez - Maxwell AFB E/MS Principal

Mr. Paul Hernandez was selected as Principal of Maxwell Elementary/Middle School in July, 2015.

Mr. Hernandez comes to Maxwell ES/MS from Kadena High School, Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, where he was the assistant principal. He also served as the assistant principal at Bob Hope Primary School and at Stearley Heights Elementary School, both also on Kadena Air Base. During his teaching career, Mr. Hernandez taught English as a Second Language, in grades K-12, all levels of Spanish in grades 7-12, AVID in grades 7-12 and middle school social studies and also served as the Pacific Area Instructional Systems Specialist for World Languages. 

"It is with great pleasure that I announce the selection of Mr. Paul Hernandez for Principal at Maxwell Elementary and Middle School. Mr. Hernandez excels in developing a shared vision among stakeholders, continuous school improvement, and building relationships with students, families, faculty, command, and community stakeholders," said Dr. Christy Huddleston, Georgia/Alabama District Superintendent. "He has personally and professionally invested his career in serving military families and students through DoDEA schools and is honored to be selected as the leader for Maxwell Elementary and Middle School." Mr. Hernandez earned a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Teaching from Brigham Young University in 1996, a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Hattiesburg in 2003, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State College in 2013.

He and his wife, Janelle, have been married for 25 years and have four children. His oldest two children only attended and graduated from DoDEA schools. One graduated from Prattville High School shortly after arriving to Maxwell. The three graduates currently attend Brigham Young University. His youngest is in middle school this year. 

Mr. Paul D. Hernandez

Mr. Paul D. Hernandez

Maxwell AFB E/MS Principal


Phone: 334-953-7804
Fax: 334-953-4339
800 Magnolia Blvd, Bldg 538
Maxwell AFB , AL 36112-6147
USA