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Katrina Martinez Former BIE National Faculty

Katrina Martinez began her career in education as a bilingual elementary grade teacher where she served students in this role for 7 years. Her professional experience also includes the administrative role of Director in a K-8 public charter school system in Dallas, TX. She currently serves as a District Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Specialist and oversees the implementation of a number of programs such as PBL, Engineering in Elementary, Dual Language and Gifted and Talented. Throughout her profession, Katrina has enjoyed serving students from urban populations.

Katrina received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Austin. Shortly after, she gained her M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University at Austin. Katrina is attending The University of Texas at Brownsville in the fall of 2014 where she is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Studies. She has a great interest in researching the impact Project-Based Learning has on students participating in Bilingual Education programs.