The Board of Directors of Griffin Technology Academies (GTA) announced its new superintendent on Thursday evening with the unanimous ratification of a two-year contract for Dr. Rob Martinez known. The Mare Island Technology Academy in Vallejo is part of the GTA.
Martinez joins GTA after serving the wider educational community for 35 years, including 32 in Solano County.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education, both from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD in educational leadership and management with a focus on human resources from Drexel University. He lives in Benicia with his wife Nancy.
Martinez will take up his new position on July 1st. He replaces Dr. David Yoshihara, whose last working day is June 30th.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to serve the students at Griffin Technology Academies,” said Martinez. “Each of our students deserves the best we can offer, exceptional teaching in a safe, responsive, and emotionally supportive environment. Every opportunity and access to exceptional teaching and guidance that we can offer will exceed any of your accomplishments in achieving your personal goals.
“I look forward to working with our staff, board of directors, families, students and all of our stakeholders to ensure we are focused on meeting the needs of our students and all of our enrolled students at our Vallejo locations Providing excellent levels of education is our main initiative, ”continued Martinez. “Each of our students, our future leaders, deserve the best we can offer.”
Recently, the GTA board of directors enlisted the services of CharterSearch of Solano County, led by Bob Hampton, to lead the executive search.
“I look forward to seeing Dr. Martinez becomes part of the GTA family, ”said Hampton.
CEO Debbie Lamb felt the same way.
“I believe his leadership and education skills will prove extremely beneficial to our organization,” said Lamb.