Hello Martinez Tigers! My name is Mildred Petty and I am the principal here at Martinez Elementary. My family is originally from Puerto Rico, but I am very happy to call Texas my home! I have been with AISD since 2000 and have held many different positions throughout that time. I started off as an Aide at Clack Middle School, while I was completing my coursework at McMurry University. At the time I was a single mother, going to college, and working in our wonderful district. When I graduated McMurry in 2003, I was able to get a teaching/coaching position at Clack MS where I taught Resource Math and coached 7/8th girls Athletics. While I was teaching and coaching I continued my studies in order to obtain my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership through Lamar University. In 2013, I was able to obtain a position as Assistant Principal at Clack MS, where I served there as an Assistant Principal for three years.
I am happily married to my husband Glenn, who is a teacher/coach in AISD. Together we have three wonderful children, Carlos, Sydnee, and Celestina. We have also been blessed with five beautiful grandchildren, Milania, Brooklynn, Gabriel (Jan. 2020), Vincent, and Rey Santos. Along with our children we have two four legged boys, Balboa and Bandy. On our free time we enjoy getting together and spending quality time with family and friends.
I look forward to this new adventure that God has blessed me with this year! I am here to help all students be successful. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to call or stop by so that we can have a discussion.
“It Ain’t How Hard You Hit…It’s How Hard You Can Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward. It’s About How Much You Can Take And Keep Moving Forward!” ― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa
We at Martinez Elementary unite to create a positive and accepting environment where all students can flourish and rise to reach their fullest potential by establishing behavioral supports and teaching social skills needed for all students to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.