Cool Dad Job: Principal, Bronx Academy of Letters
Cool Dad Vibe: Somehow Pulling It Off
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Though only 33, Cardet-Hernandez, a Cuban-American who grew up in Orlando and has a taste for tailored suits, has long been a leading light in New York’s Department of Education. He worked as a special education teacher at a high school in Hell’s Kitchen, then a director of strategic initiatives for the New York City Department of Education before becoming the principal of the Bronx Academy of Letters in 2014. There he’s instituted a range of programs from restorative justice and meditation classes to pop-up restaurants and a Gender and Sexuality Alliance. In 2017, Cardet-Hernandez and his husband, the former editor of Instyle Ariel Foxman, became fathers to Cielo, frequently seen on Instagram rocking pretty tight varsity jackets over onesies.