Degrees and Certifications:
Luisa Guerra- Martinez
Luisa Guerra-Martinez is principal of the Elite STEM Academy, an assignment that is especially meaningful as she is a proud alumna of the Raul Yzaguirre School for Success. Prior to joining RYSS, Mrs. Guerra-Martinez served for three years as a teacher specialist and assistant principal in the Houston Independent School District, where she also assumed leadership roles as grade-level chairperson and a member and officer of campus shared-decision-making committees. She began her career in education as a bilingual teacher and was named the 2012-2013 HISD Bilingual Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Guerra-Martinez earned a Bachelor’s degree in human development and family services from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Master of Education from the University of St. Thomas as well as certifications for principal, EC-4 generalist, EC-4 bilingual generalist, and gifted and talented instruction.
Mrs. Guerra-Martinez considers it an honor to serve the students of RYSS with her talented faculty.