Martha C. Chang is the Principal at Ponce de Leon Middle School. Ponce de Leon Middle is an International Baccalaureate Magnet Middle Years Programme in Coral Gables, Florida. Ponce Middle has been recognized as a School of Distinction from the Magnet Schools of America, for four of the last five years. Previously, she was the Associate Provost at Miami Edison Senior High. She has also been assistant principal at several other schools, and she got her start in the school system as a mathematics teacher.
Ms. Chang has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Indiana University, a Master in Science in Mathematics Education from Florida State University, and earned an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Her personal accomplishments include 2011 Assistant Principal of the Year for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Regional Center V Finalist for the Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year, American Values Award from the United Way for Community Service, and a Silver Knight Honorable Mention in Music.
Martha was born in Derby, Connecticut, and currently resides in Miami, Florida. She has an amazing daughter, Julienne Niemyski; she is a senior at the New World School of Arts.