Pedro Martinez joined San Antonio ISD as superintendent in June 2015, bringing to the District a laser-like focus on improving academic achievement. In January 2016, Martinez unveiled the SAISD Blueprint for Excellence: Target 2020, a five-year plan with 10 academic goals. The plan is supported by five pillars: Academic Excellence, Talent Management, Culture Shift, Stakeholder Engagement and Fiscal Management.The District set in motion the strategies outlined in the plan and began to see a continued upward trajectory with strong gains in academic achievement. By its 2019 accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency, the District received an overall grade of B.Under his leadership, the District is seeing improved graduation and college-going rates, as well as expanded access to rigor. Martinez has more than 20 years of experience in the private, nonprofit and public education sectors.