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Irene Martinez

Irene Martinez is considered a powerhouse in education and a champion of Latino students within the Denver Public School system. She has been a teacher, counselor, principal and an area superintendent. While working for the Hispanic Education Advisory Council, she was a liaison between the Hispanic Community and DPS. She also helped kick off the Congress of Hispanic Educators. All that work resulted in stronger bilingual programs district wide, as well as renewed and greater emphasis placed on graduation rates. She also fought for the hiring of more Hispanic teachers during a stint with DPS human resources.


Irene continues her hard work even after her retirement, as currently she, along with the rest of the AARP Colorado volunteer advocacy team, is focused on expanding the availability of affordable housing, preventing untested drugs from entering the market, protecting land-line telephone service for those who use traditional services and those in rural areas, as well as advocating for additional funding for senior services in Colorado.

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Thursday, March 19