Deputy Superintendent

Martina Tapia, Deputy Superintendent

Ms. Martina Tapia joined the Española Public Schools on July 1, 2020.  Prior to accepting the Deputy Superintendent position at Española Public Schools, Ms. Tapia was the Director of Special Services and Director of Food and Nutrition for Pecos Independent Schools.  While with the Pecos school district, Ms. Tapia was also the District Lead for Equity Council, Achieve Excellence and NM DASH.

Ms. Tapia also served as a School Improvement Specialist with the Priority Schools Bureau at the New Mexico Public Education Department.  While with the Priority Schools Bureau (PSB), Ms. Tapia was the Lead for Teachers Pursuing Excellence and worked on PSB initiatives -NM DASH, High School Redesign, Comprehensive School Improvement and Principals Pursuing Excellence.Ms. Tapia has been a Performance Coach, Lead Coach and District Thought Partner for Principals Pursuing Excellence for the last 3 years.  As part of Principals Pursuing Excellence, she has coached principals at Santa Fe Public Schools, West Las Vegas Schools and Pecos Independent Schools.

Deputy Superintendent Tapia started her career with Las Vegas City Schools where she taught 8th and 6th grade history for 8 years prior to becoming an administrator.  Ms. Tapia was principal at Memorial Middle School and Los Niños Dual Language Elementary School.  During her tenure with Las Vegas City Schools, she moved into district leadership serving as the district’s K-3 Plus Coordinator, Bilingual/Federal Programs Director, Title I Coordinator/Director, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Grant Writer.

Ms. Tapia is a native of Las Vegas, New Mexico and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico Highlands University.  She holds New Mexico Public Education PreK-12 Administrative Licensure, School Business Official Licensure, Instructional Leader K-8 Elementary Licensure and Instructional Leader PreK-12 Specialty Area Licensure. She has endorsements in History, Reading, Modern Classical Languages, Bilingual Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Business Education and Gifted Education.

Ms. Tapia enjoys reading, watching movies and cooking holiday favorites.


Martina Tapia, Deputy Superintendent
Martina.Tapia@k12espanola.org
Academic Success & Instructional Leadership
Office:  (505) 367-3303

405 Hunter Street
Española, NM 87532
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