Senior Content Specialist for Education
Hermann Pereira has spent the past 14 years in education in a variety of roles such as teacher, coach, director, assistant principal, and principal. In his most recent role, Hermann was the principal of Connally Career Tech Pathways in Technology Early College High School as well as the career and technology education director at Connally ISD. His leadership earned his campus and district a number of grants and recognition from the Texas Education Agency, University of Texas STEM Center, Educate Texas and Texas State Technical College. He also spends his summers as a National Staff Developer for Advancement Via Individual Determination. He has led professional development in leadership, curriculum, culturally relevant teaching, and career and technology. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s in educational administration from Baylor University.
Hermann believes community partnerships are the vehicle for creating sustainable solutions. He serves as the chair of the Heart of Texas P-20 Council which brings together representatives from the independent school districts, McLennan Community College, Texas State Technical College, Region 12 Education Service Center, industry, chambers of commerce and government. The organization works to promote streamlined, transparent degree pathways for students to move quickly and successfully through their education and onto college and/or a career. Hermann is active with the United Way of Central Texas and was a founding member of the Young Leaders United affinity group. He serves on the City of Waco Parks and Recreation board and the Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board as well. Hermann was recently recognized by the Waco Chamber of Commerce as one of the “Top 40 under 40” individuals in the community and Educator of the Year by the Centex African American Chamber of Commerce.
Hermann is married and has two children. His time away from work is spent with his family, coaching his kid’s teams, enjoying the outdoors and rooting for all Houston sports at Crossfit Waco.