Klein Cain Teacher Named National Student Council Adviser of the Year Finalist
Antoinette Hernandez, a beloved teacher at Klein Cain High School, has been named a finalist for the 2021 Warren E. Shull High School Student Council Adviser of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Student Council (NatStuCo) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Hernandez is one of five national finalists who will attend the National Student Council Virtual Conference June 22-25, where they will be formally recognized.
“It is such an honor even to be considered for this award knowing how amazing the student council advisers are within our district, city, state, and Region 8,” said Antoinette Hernandez, Klein Cain Student Council Adviser. “Just being a student council adviser is an awarding experience. “You get to witness the growth of the leaders of today and tomorrow and guide them along their journey on campus. However, I have been the luckiest by having the opportunity to work with the most amazing servant leaders and serve our school and community on a daily basis.”
Antoinette Hernandez has served as a student council adviser for 16 years within Klein ISD, previously at Klein Forest and currently at Klein Cain. In this role, the many student councils she has worked with have raised money for the community, brought health awareness, environment, and safety to the school, and received state and national recognition. Hernandez has also served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) and teaches leadership workshops throughout the state as a leadership consultant for TASC. She was named the Klein ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2011 and the Eddie G.Bull State Adviser of the Year in 2013. Hernandez is a constant support for the school district and is proud to boast that she is a product of Klein ISD herself.
“Antoinette has an innate ability to encourage and motivate students to set and achieve goals that they once thought were unattainable,” says Nicole Patin, Klein Cain HS Principal. “She has a phenomenal determination herself that she employs to inspire everyone around her to be better and do better.”
The Adviser of the Year award was established to recognize student council advisers of exemplary character, leadership, and commitment to young people and their development as student leaders.
“The finalists for the Warren E. Shull Award are skilled educators who epitomize the commitment student council advisers make to promote leadership, service, and civic engagement as qualities of good citizens through student council,” said Nara Lee, director of NASSP Student Leadership. “National Student Council congratulates Antoinette Hernandez for her exemplary efforts to nurture and develop these qualities in high school student leaders.”
Congratulations, Antoinette, on behalf of the entire Klein ISD community. We are cheering you on as you advance to the finals! We are so proud of you!
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