Meet the Team

Beda Martinez
Placement Coordinator
M.Ed., Cardinal Stritch University
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Beda was born and raised in a rust belt city in Wisconsin to two Mexican immigrants. Growing up in a low income community, she saw first-hand how within the same city schooling could be vastly different.  These experiences led to a deep desire to change inequitable structures and systems.  

Beda has spent the last 10 years in the education and non-profit sector.  Her most recent role was as a K-8 principal in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she led a school of over 700 students and 100 staff members.  Now, Beda works as an independent contractor with vChief and is their Placement Coordinator.  

Beda earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with three majors, Spanish, International Studies and Latin America, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies and two certificates in European Studies and Latino/Chicano Studies.  She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband and son. 

Interested in joining our team as a chief of staff?