Meet Our Superintendent

  • Superintendent

    Rick Martinez




    The Denver City ISD School Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Martinez has been selected as the district's next Superintendent of SchoolsWith many years of experience in education, Mr. Martinez values education for every person in the community.  He has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent of district operations, interim superintendent and now superintendent. 


    While holding a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Mr. Martinez has demonstrated a remarkable dedication to academic excellence and leadershipOver the years, Mr. Martinez has accumulated a wealth of experience in various leadership capacities.  He served as the Assistant Principal of Denver City High School from 2012 to 2015 and as its Principal from 2015 to 2021.  Mr. Martinez was instrumental in overseeing the daily operations of the school as well as fostering an environment of academic growth and student development.  Subsequently, as Assistant Superintendent of District Operations at Denver City ISD since 2021, he has extended his expertise to a district-wide level.  This role has allowed Mr. Martinez to manage and streamline all functions of the district's daily operations, ensuring a seamless educational experience for all stakeholders.


    In addition to these pivotal roles, Mr. Martinez has earned Administration Certificates in Principal EC-12 and Superintendent Certification, exemplifying a commitment to professional development, and staying abreast of the latest trends in educational leadership.  As a certified Instructional Leadership Developer, Mr. Martinez possesses a unique ability to inspire and guide educators towards implementing innovative instructional strategies, thus driving academic success.


    Throughout Mr. Martinez's career, he has consistently demonstrated a dedication to fostering collaborative environments, championing educational initiatives, and advocating for the well-being of both students and staff.  Mr. Martinez remains committed to advancing educational excellence and is poised to lead educational institutions towards even greater heights of achievement.