About Marion H Martinez
With extensive experience as a superintendent, educator, and administrator, Marion H. Martinez currently lends her talents to the Connecticut State Department of Education, where she serves as Associate Commissioner for Teaching, Learning & Instructional Leadership. In addition, Dr. Martinez has been an Adjunct Professor with Central Connecticut State University since 2009, instructing students in teacher education and school leadership. As Associate Commissioner, Marion H. Martinez has worked hard to generate fair guidelines for teacher certification, and she has spearheaded numerous accountability and standards initiatives to ensure that children in Connecticut enjoy access to the best teachers and educational programs available.
Marion H. Martinez brings to her role three years of experience as Assistant Superintendent of Clinton Public Schools and five years as Superintendent for East Hartford Public Schools. In the latter position, she sought to enhance involvement among all stakeholders in the educational community by creating roundtable conversations including speakers of other languages. As Superintendent, she also developed a two-day retreat for administrators to come together and share ideas for making schools better. During this time, Dr. Martinez additionally acted as Secretary for Great Path Academy's Governing Board.
Marion H. Martinez began her career as a Language Arts Teacher at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Junior High School before becoming Assistant Principal. She later parlayed this experience into positions of increasing responsibility, including Director of Special Education and Director of Instruction for East Windsor Public Schools. Marion H. Martinez holds a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Special Education from the College of St. Rose. She completed her EdD in Educational Leadership at the University of Hartford in 2002.