Meet the Assistant Principal

Phone: (210) 662-1060


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor in Human Development/Early Childhood Masters in Educational Leadership Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction/Teacher Education

Dr. Melissa Martinez

Welcome Eagles.  It is an honor to be a part of the Candlewood community and serving as your Assistant Principal.  This is my 20th year in education; I have been with Judson ISD for 12 years and have served as an elementary teacher, curriculum specialist and an assistant principal of Kitty Hawk Middle.  I have a Bachelors in Human Development/ Early Childhood from Texas Tech University, received my Masters in Educational Leadership at Tarleton State and my Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction/Teacher Education from Texas Tech University.   I am a West Texas native from Lubbock, Texas, but I have called San Antonio home for the last 11 years. I am passionate about empowering student learning through engagement and building relationships with their families and the school community.  Learning is the responsibility of the entire school community and I am committed to continue the great atmosphere of Candlewood Elementary!