Wonderful Santa Clara family,
I am honored and excited to be the new principal of Santa Clara of Assisi Catholic Academy! The 2020-2021 school year promises to give us many challenges, but more importantly it presents us with opportunities to become an even stronger community dedicated to raising Saints and Scholars.
The focus of my leadership is:
- to promote and strengthen our Catholic identity as disciples of Christ
- to mentor and empower educators to lead their classrooms in academic and spiritual excellence
- to align and unite with Santa Clara of Assisi Catholic Church in our common mission of community service
- to support the learning of all our students by fostering a safe and nurturing educational environment.
Together we face the uncertain future; however, we hold tight to the certainty of our faith! Remember the words of Saint Clare of Assisi, "...we will pray with great Faith to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, 'Save me, O Lord, from every evil - of soul and body.'"
I'm excited for this year and the amazing things God is doing.
Mrs. Kristy Martínez has over 18 years experience in education along with a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Education from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Spanish from the University of New Mexico.
A native of New Mexico, Mrs. Martinez grew up in Albuquerque where she attended Catholic parochial schools and graduated from Catholic high school. She and her husband, José, moved to the Dallas area in 2014 and they very much enjoy living here. They have four boys (one in heaven), one daughter-in-law, and four beautiful grandchildren. Mrs. Martinez enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, reading, writing, needlework and listening to music.