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Daniel Martinez

St. Pius X High School has announced the appointment of Daniel Martinez as its new head of school, beginning with the 2021-22 school year.

Martinez will replace outgoing head of school Carmen Armistead, who has served in the role since 2016.

Martinez comes with 14 years of leadership experience, according to a news release from the private school at 811 W. Donovan St. He has spent the last six years as principal at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in San Antonio and was previously the executive director of advancement/enrollment at Holy Cross of San Antonio.

“I am incredibly impressed with Daniel’s vast educational experience, spirit of ministry and genuine enthusiasm for schools, students and families,” Armistead said in the news release. “I have no doubt that Daniel is the right person to lead St. Pius X into its next chapter; and while I will miss this SPX community immensely, I am incredibly excited for SPX’s future under his leadership.”

Martinez has a bachelor’s degree in administration from the University of the Incarnate Word and a master’s degree in Catholic school leadership from St. Mary’s University, according to SPX, and is working on his doctoral degree in Catholic school leadership from Saint Louis University.

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I join the Panther family. From the moment I stepped onto campus, I instantly felt at home,” Martinez said. “SPX is truly a special place.… I have a tremendous passion for my ministry as a Catholic school leader and I cannot wait to begin this exciting journey with the SPX community.”

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