Board Term: Jan. 1, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2017
Martha M. Dominguez, the District 1 State Board of Education member, is a veteran El Paso educator, having served as an instructional aide, teacher, instructional supervisor, assistant principal and central office administrator.
Dominguez, a Democrat, was elected to the State Board of Education in November 2012 and took office on Jan. 1, 2013. She currently serves as vice chair of the Committee on School Initiatives and previously served on the board's Committee on Instruction. Dominguez also serves on the board's Ad Hoc Committee for the Long-Range Plan for Public Education.
A lifelong learner, Dominguez graduated from El Paso High School. She then earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso; a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Stephen F. Austin State University; and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University.
Dominguez worked as an instructional aide before becoming a teacher. Later as an instructional supervisor, she spearheaded the expansion of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) from one high school to all seven high schools in the Ysleta ISD.
She currently is the director of support personnel for the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso.
During her career, she has been named the Teacher of the Year for Riverside High School in Ysleta and for the Ysleta Federation of Teachers. She is also the recipient of the Salute to Women in Education Award by the El Paso Women’s Employment and Education, Inc.; the Education Award by Adelante Mujer Hispana and twice earned the summer employment award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Active in her profession, Dominguez has served as secretary and president of the Ysleta Federation of Teachers and as President of the Trans Pecos Texas Business Education Association. She has served in a variety of leadership roles with the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators, including serving as association president in 2012. She has also served on the State Board for Educator Certification’s Stakeholder Committees. Dominguez taught catechism and confirmation classes at her church for many years.
Dominguez is married and raised two nieces as her own children and has three stepchildren.
As the District 1 representative, Dominguez represents citizens in the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Brewster, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Glasscock, Hudspeth, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Loving, McCulloch, Maverick, Medina, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, Webb, Winkler, Zapata, and Zavala.