Ivette Martinez

Director, Welcome Center at Lynn Public Schools

Ivette Martinez is the Director of the Welcome Center at Lynn Public Schools, a district that serves almost 17,000 students, 80% of them minorities. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Ivette is an effective, strategic, and passionate leader with 13 years of experience developing partnerships to address social justice, equity, and inclusion matters affecting students and families. Prior to her current role, she has also worked as the Director of Student Services at Pathways Adult Education in Lynn, Massachusetts, as a Community Organizer in the Essex County Community Organization, as a Community Organizer with the Lynn Workers Center, and as a Consultant with the Alliance of Inclusion and Prevention. Ivette is currently a 2023-2024 Massachusetts Education Policy Fellow with the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy. In addition to this, Ivette also serves on the Board of Casa Mariposa, sits on the Board of The Latino Support Network, and on the Steering Committee of the Lynn Rapid Response Network.