SAN ANTONIO – A seventh-grade English-Language Arts teacher at Brooks Collegiate Academy has died after a battle with metastatic colon cancer, the school confirmed.
Susanne Martinez passed away on Saturday, March 18 while surrounded by her family. The academy said she battled the disease for two and a half years.
She began her career with Brooks Collegiate in fall 2018 and in addition to teaching English, Martinez also became the department’s chair, the academy said.
“She loved teaching and her students were the light of her life every moment she spent with them,” the academy said in a statement. “She was a mentor, advisor, and friend to many students, teachers and staff, especially to her intern, Coach Jude Hill, who joined her in the classroom in the fall of 2021.”
In January, KSAT chose Martinez as Educator of the Month and her colleagues described her as “always going above and beyond” for …