Ana Martinez is the Executive Director of IDEA Public Schools in Tarrant County and responsible for the growth and development of 10 high-performing public charter school sites across Fort Worth and Arlington. Prior to joining IDEA, Ana served as the Executive Director of New Leaders in Chicago overseeing principal preparation in the state of Illinois. Having founded Rowe Elementary School, the highest performing single site public charter school in Chicago, served as a teacher within Los Angeles Unified and an instructional coach with Miami-Dade, Ana has experience in pushing towards educational equity for our most vulnerable students across our country. Ana holds a Bachelors from UCLA and a Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University. She is moving to Fort Worth from Chicago this summer and is a proud mother of two beautiful girls – Cataleya, 4 and Zinnia, 3.