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Mr. WhiteWade White, Principal
Mr. White was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education from Georgia College and State University, he moved to Augusta in 1996 where he began his teaching career at Hephzibah High School. He earned his Specialist in Educational Leadership from Augusta State University. After serving as a teacher for six years, he was appointed to assistant principal at Hephzibah High School. In 2009 Mr. White was appointed to the position of principal at Hephzibah Middle School. During his tenure as principal, he has been very active in improving teaching and learning. He feels that it is vital to constantly look for ways to help students reach their full learning potential. Mr. White is very excited to be named as the principal of Martinez Elementary, and he is looking forward to getting to know the students, faculty and community. Mr. White lives in Columbia County with his wife, Cristal who currently serves as a teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary. In his spare time, Mr. White enjoys traveling, biking, and skiing.
Stephanie Winter, Assistant Principal    Stephanie Winter, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Winter has earned a Bachelors of Art in Elementary Education from University of Arizona, a Masters of Arts in K-12 Leadership from Capella University, and Education Specialist Degree in K-12 Leadership from Walden University.  She has 16+ unique and diverse years teaching ranging from teaching in Mannheim Elementary, Germany and Brunssum International School, The Netherlands with DoDDS-Europe and in Southern Arizona.  She holds a professional membership with Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Council Teachers of Mathematics, and International Society for Technology in Education.   


She loves to read, quilt, bake, the outdoors and being a mom and Nana. Mrs. Winter resides in Columbia County with her husband and their red heeler.  She is honored to team with the staff and is still gets excited each year when school begins. She loves seeing returning students and getting to know new students to the building.  Each day she encourages her Eagles to SOAR!. 



Lessley (Blaze) Matanane - Principal's Secretary

Tracey Cunningham - Secretary