Judith Martinez has been with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) for nine years and currently serves as the Director of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement. Her work is dedicated to reducing Colorado’s dropout rate and increasing credential attainment. This work involves analyzing trends in education data, supporting best practices and seeking viable options for all students, especially those who face unique challenges and barriers.
Prior to joining CDE, she was the Director of the National Center for School Engagement and Deputy Director of Family and Community Education and Support, a nonprofit group committed to positive parenting and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Judith is a native of Denver, Colorado. She received her high school diploma, Bachelor of Arts and master’s degree from Colorado schools and institutions.