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Northeast Times | February 9, 2023

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Martinez Named Human Resources Director for Irving ISD

Martinez Named Human Resources Director for Irving ISD

A familiar face will fill a vacancy in the human resources department for Irving ISD. Juan Carlos Martinez has been named the new director of human resources for secondary staffing and recruiting. Martinez is currently the director of campus operations and attendance initiatives for Irving ISD. He will assume his duties in the human resources department beginning April 1.

“I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to continue to serve the Irving Independent School District and its community,” Martinez says. “I am also looking forward to complementing and contributing to the performance of our district’s exceptional human resource department.”

In his new role, Martinez will provide leadership for all personnel activities to ensure the selection and retention of high-quality staff, as well as implement effective personnel programs, policies and practices. He will be responsible for the professional and paraprofessional staffing of secondary schools and will oversee the talent recruitment for Irving ISD.

“The HR team is fortunate to have Mr. Martinez join the team,” says Magda Hernandez, assistant superintendent of human resources. “His level of expertise and leadership will continue to support our mission of providing excellent customer service and support for ALL of Irving ISD.”
An educator of 18 years, Martinez has served the last 12 at Irving ISD. In addition to his current position, he has also been a school counselor, assistant principal, district-wide program coordinator of the parental involvement program and administrator of campus operations for the district. He began his teaching career in Dallas ISD in 1996.

Martinez earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall and two master’s degrees in teaching and school administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“We have the privilege and honor to live in the greatest nation on earth,” Martinez says. “Our country is a unique and special place with an educational system that provides each and every individual with the tremendous opportunity to learn and succeed. It is our responsibility as educators to ensure that such a privilege is extended to the children of our communities in this present generation and the ones to come.”