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Dr. Rob Martinez

Antioch Unified School District
Chief of Human Resources
Antioch, CA
Dr. Rob Martinez, “Resiliency Guy,” has served the broader educational community for 35 years. He has continually focused on improving and expanding educational opportunities and access for students by striving to provide engaging, innovative educational environments based on well-honed curriculum, exceptional instruction, and positive learning environments that are targeted on meeting the needs of students. He strives to advance the collective understanding of resiliency research for all his employees, students, and their families, and believes that everyone within our educational community can be the difference maker for our students. He has served as a school psychologist, site and central office admin, and Superintendent.
Dr. Rob holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Education, both from the University of California, Davis, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in Human Resources, from Drexel University. He believes in supporting resilience development in each person, and in building equitable safe places where children can grow in peace. He often says, “Let the lives we help others live, be the measure of our success.”
Dr. Martinez resides in Benicia, Ca. with his wife Nancy of 34 years, where they raised their four children. He begins his 36th year serving public education students as Chief of Human Resources for the Antioch Unified School District.

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