About Christopher Martin

Mr. Martin was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He grew up in a military family. It was because of the military that, Mr. Martin moved to 13 places in 12 years as a child. However, he found his true home when he landed in El Paso, Texas. This southwestern city has given him a great family with his wife Christine and his children McKenna and Mason.

Mr. Martin is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso. Go Miners! He earned his Bachelor’s in Social Work in 1994. Upon graduation he worked with children in foster care. He then went on to be a director and supervised group homes and programs for special adults needs. It was time-intensive but it is where Mr. Martin found his calling, helping people with special needs.

However, it was then time to raise a family and as everyone knows that takes time. Mr. Martin wanted both, so he became a Special Education Teacher. He has worked in both the El Paso and the Socorro School Districts, in a variety of positions. Along with being a Special Education Teacher, Mr. Martin at the same time has also worked at the Region 19 Education Service Center preparing and training new teachers on best practices.

In 2010, Mr. Martin was awarded a scholarship to study Autism with a new grant called Project Change at UTEP. He earned his Master’s in Special Education and Autism in 2011. In the fall of 2012, he accepted an invitation to be an Adjunct Professor in the Autism program at UTEP. In all of the positions has advocated for the best interest of all students. He firmly believes all students can learn and everyone deserves to reach their potential. He feels he is very blessed to now work with all of his Charter schools.

Please feel free to contact him at the school office at 915-584-4024 or by email at cmartin@burnhamwood.org.