Pete Martinez

  • It has been my great joy and honor to serve as the Principal of MacArthur High School.  It is a school I love because of the long history and great traditions, as well as the incredible family that is the MAC community.

    I am a San Antonian; born, raised and educated.  I grew up just south of downtown San Antonio near the King William area, now called Southtown.  My father was a railroader, and my mother was a cook and later a stay at home mom.  I am the youngest of 7 kids.  I attended a small neighborhood elementary from first through eighth grade.  I graduated with the last class from the original G.W. Brackenridge High School in 1974.  I attended Trinity University from 1974 through 1978, where I received my B.A. degree.  I received my M.S. degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University, and went on to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and Cetified Counselor Supervisor.  I entered education as a teacher and counselor and later as principal in private school.  I served as principal for 8 years.  During that time I returned to Trinity University where I received my M.Ed. degree in educational administration.  In 2006 I entered NEISD as an assistant principal at Roosevelt High School.  In 2009 I was named principal at Driscoll Middle School.  I made the move to MAC in 2011.

    The MAC community reminds me so much of the community I grew up with at Brackenridge.  I love the Brahma Pride, and the generations that have come through MAC and return with their children and grandchildren.  I have had the privilege of seeing my Driscoll kids come through MAC.  My first priority is always my kids.  They are the reason I come back every year, and get up every morning.  They are my joy as I see them each day and watch them in performance and competition.  You will see me often, I hope.  Know that I am not there because I must, but because I choose to do so.  I thank you for entrusting us with your kids.  As always, Go Brahmas!