Hello, my name is Mindy Hernandez. I am delighted to be the school nurse at Del Valle Middle School (DVMS). I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and have been a nurse for 15 years. I began my nursing career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 2007, continued my nursing education and received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2011 and later earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 2018.
Leon is my husband and whom I have been married to for 16 years and have four beautiful children, Christian Faith (graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree), Dylan (10th grade), Chloe (4th grade) and Tara (2nd grade). I have experience in a pediatric clinic, emergency room, intensive care unit, telemetry, step-down and medical-surgical floors. In my free time, I enjoy a weekend getaway camping trip with my family, relaxing in the pool, and enjoying a nice competitive game of corn hole.
The 2022-2023 school year will be my first year as a school nurse. I have always enjoyed working with pediatrics. This school year is unique as we begin our new “normal” living with COVID-19 and the different strains that arise, but as the school nurse I look forward to providing the best health care for your children during their school day. My goal as your school nurse is to try to keep the students at DVMS happy, healthy, and safe!
If you have any questions, you may reach me via phone or email. I look forward to a great school year. Go Cardinals!