Dr. Martha Martinez

Director of Research and Evaluation

Dr. Martha Martinez has over 15 years of experience researching programs and policies designed to improve educational outcomes for underserved populations, and over ten years of experience examining EL issues specifically. As the Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Martinez oversees SEAL’s current research and evaluation activities, and leads SEAL’s future research agenda. This includes supporting and directing investigations of the efficacy of the SEAL model, as well as high quality EL instruction in general. Prior to joining SEAL in 2017, Dr. Martinez worked at the Oregon Department of Education where she served as co-Principal Investigator on two Research-Practice Partnerships focused on the state’s EL programs and outcomes.  She received her Ph.D. in Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership from the University of Oregon.