• Principal

    Marlette Martinez

    Ms. Marlette Martinez


    Hello! Hola!

    I am Marlette Martinez, proud product of Fort Worth ISD. I was born and raised in Fort Worth. I attended M.H. Moore Elementary, W.A. Meacham Middle School, and Diamond Hill Jarvis High School. I went on to study EC-6 Bilingual Education at Texas Woman’s University and earned my Master’s in Educational Leadership at TCU.

    I am privileged and blessed to be here at DeZavala, the small school with a BIG heart! It is my hope that all students and families feel safe and welcome when they enter our school. We have a strong team of teachers and staff who work together to build a safe and inclusive learning environment where all students can become conscious global citizens. We are the DeZavala Familia!

    My greatest treasures in life are my family and my niece. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and traveling to new places. In my free time, I love to play soccer and volleyball.  



    Assistant Principal

    Michelle Duke

     Michelle Duke

    It is an honor to introduce myself as Assistant Principal at De Zavala Elementary.  I arrived at De Zavala as a seasoned elementary educator with 9 total years as an Assistant Principal.  I was born and raised in Fort Worth and am a proud Arlington Heights alumni. I am also the blessed wife to my amazing husband of 31 years and mom to our 2 adult children.  The 2023-2024 school year will mark my 25th year in education since graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1994. I firmly believe that every child can grow and excel and when we partner together there is guaranteed success. I am committed to always listening and exploring the best ways to meet the needs of all our De Zavala students. 




    Colleen Johnson


    Hello, my name is Colleen Johnson.  I am the school counselor at DeZavala.  I have been in education for 18 years.  I have a Master's degree in Counseling from UNT.  I have one son.  I love working with our students and families to ensure success.  I am originally from Florida!