November 21, 2019
Nov. 21, 2019—Dr. José Martinez, principal at Watkins Middle School, was named the new principal at Langham Creek High School on Nov. 21. Martinez replaces David Hughes, who will retire in December.
Martinez is in his 25th year in education, including 20 years in CFISD. He began his career as an eighth grade language arts teacher in Houston ISD.
In 1999, he joined CFISD as an ESL teacher at Kahla Middle School. Following four years, Martinez moved into administration. He served four years as an assistant principal at Kahla and Campbell middle schools, and assumed his current role at Watkins in 2007.
Martinez earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas, his Master of Education in Administration from Sam Houston State University and his Doctorate of Education in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston. He is an alumnus of the Leadership: An Evolving Vision program through the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the Principals’ Institute by N2 Learning.
He is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, which helps improve workplace engagement and culture.
“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the students, teachers and staff, and the other members of the Langham Creek community, as the new principal,” Martinez said. “As a former Lobo parent, I know how much the Langham Creek staff invested in my two boys and how that has contributed to their success today. My goal is to pay that forward to every Lobo student by continuing to support, as Mr. Hughes did, the exceptional work the teachers and staff do on a daily basis. I am fully committed to upholding the excellence standard in academics, athletics, and the arts that Langham Creek is known for.”