Pedro Martinez joined SAISD as superintendent in June 2015, bringing to the District a laser focus on improving academic achievement so that many more students are performing at higher levels and are well-prepared for college and career.
In his first State of the District address, in January 2016, he unveiled the SAISD Blueprint for Excellence: Target 2020, which outlines the strategies that the District plans to use in achieving by the end of the 2019-2020 school year the 10 academic goals it has set. The plan is supported by five pillars: Academic Excellence, Talent Management, Culture Shift, Stakeholder Engagement and Fiscal Management. “Every student is capable of performing at high levels, and we each play a role in guiding them to rise to their full potential. It is the connections we make with our students, and the achievements that students pursue and earn, that make our work so worthwhile.”