Kerryea Martinez

KIPP Sunnyside High School, Houston, TX

Since she joined KIPP Sunnyside High School in 2016, Ms. Martinez’s students have consistently matched or exceeded the district’s performance on the biology STAAR exam. She established the school’s first AP Biology class; when her class went remote during the pandemic, she went above and beyond to provide engaging digital tools for her students so that they could effectively study for the AP exam.

“Kerryea is compassionate, brilliant, and her impact is felt with students and teachers schoolwide. She oftens shares her resources with other teachers, and coaches other teachers on data analysis to improve student outcomes,” says Edward Hynes, KIPP Sunnyside High School Principal.