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Denise Martinez Ruiz



Denise Martinez Ruiz is an accomplished education professional with over two decades of experience across diverse educational settings, and she has recently joined the FourPoint Education Partners team as a subject matter expert. Denise’s expertise lies in science and health science education, and her unique perspective, derived from her experience as a science teacher, health science teacher, pharmacy technician, and assistant principal¬† has made her a valuable asset in Career and Technical Education (CTE), specifically the P-TECH program model.

Denise’s educational journey has been marked by a rich tapestry of experiences, showcasing her unwavering dedication to advancing the field of education. Her career encompasses a wide spectrum of educational institutions, including public, private, post-secondary, and charter schools.¬†¬† Denise’s unwavering commitment to education, coupled with her diverse experiences and impressive achievements, positions her as a valuable asset at FourPoint Education Partners. Her dedication to shaping the future of education through innovative strategies, work-based learning, and strategic partnerships promises to make a lasting impact on the field.

Denise’s dynamic thinking and innovative approach to education have consistently yielded outstanding results. Her work in two medical-based P-TECH programs in San Antonio stands as a testament to her effectiveness:

– In one CNA-based P-TECH program, she achieved a remarkable 100% passing rate for all dual-credit students, underscoring her dedication to student success.

– In another program featuring five distinct medical pathways and partnerships with six prominent organizations in the San Antonio area, Denise played a pivotal role in creating a holistic and enriching educational experience.


  • P-TECH planning and implementation
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Work-based learning


  • M.A. in Education with a concentration in Educational Administration from Concordia University
  • Certificate as a Pharmacy Technician
  • B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of the Incarnate Word

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