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Greg Martin

Greg Martin


My name is Greg Martin. I was born and raised in Phoenix, a rare native Arizonan!  I grew up and attended school in the Washington Elementary School District and also attended Cortez High School. I received my B.A. in Political Science at the University of Arizona and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. I started my career in education in the Washington Elementary School District where I chaired social studies and coached various athletic teams. I soon moved on to service as an assistant principal in the Peoria Unified School District.

I came to PVSchools in 1999 as the principal at Foothills Elementary School. From 1999-2002, I served the Foothills community and then had the honor of being named principal at Sunrise Middle School. I have been principal at Sunrise since 2002.

Sunrise is focused on the 21st Century learner. Our commitment to student success is evidenced in our commitment to developing well-rounded students (academically, socially and emotionally). Some of the accomplishments I am most proud of during my tenure include Sunrise being recognized as an excelling school for many years and most recently a high “B” school within the Arizona performance labeling system. Also, Sunrise was fortunate to be chosen to house the Digital Learning Center (DLC) for the Gifted, a cutting edge program servicing 100 highly gifted students from around the valley. Most recently, Sunrise was chosen to house a Dual Language Mandarin Immersion (DLMI) program, as well as the most state-of-the-art science labs in the district.

I feel fortunate to have had such a long tenure as the principal at Sunrise Middle School. We have endeavored to hire teachers who are committed to providing meaningful and engaging instruction and to lean on technology as the learning conduit between teacher and student. We encourage students to expand their horizons by participating in as many activities as possible whether it be within our outstanding fine arts’ programs, athletics, student clubs, etc. Research shows that the more students get actively involved in their school, the more successful they will be in all aspects of what it means to be successful students and citizens.

Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or would just like to introduce yourself. I believe in the value of parents, students and the school working together to achieve the success for your child that you expect and deserve. Please feel free to contact me at (602) 449-6100 or via email.

Greg Martin
Sunrise Middle School

Heidi Banuelos

Heidi Banuelos

Ms. Banuelos joins Mr. Martin this year as the proud Principal (on Temporary Assignment) of Sunrise Middle School. 

Ms. Banuelos is in her 5th year of administration, having served PVSchools last year as the Principal of Vista Verde Middle School (which closed at the end of last school year due to district budget cuts). 

Prior to coming to PV, Ms. Banuelos served as the Assistant Principal for Student Achievement and the Assistant Principal for Student Learning in Phoenix Union High School District, leading and supporting instructional initiatives and helping to ensure educational equity and access for all students. Before becoming an administrator, Ms. Banuelos taught K-12 for over a decade in ELA, Social Studies, and the Arts not only here in Arizona but also overseas in South Korea. 

Ms. Banuelos holds the following degrees: 

  • Master of Education: Educational Leadership & Administration, Grand Canyon University, 2019

  • Master of Education: Curriculum & Instruction, Arizona State University, 2009

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies: Diversity in Education & Cultural Geography, Arizona State University, 2008

Ms. Banuelos looks forward to bringing her experience to the Aztec community this year and looks forward to connecting with its students, staff, and families.