Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts Teaching Certification in California and Idaho Working on Master's Degree in Elementary Mathematics.
Hello! I am Ms. Martinez, one of the 4th grade teachers here at Barbara Morgan Stem Academy. I have been teaching for 16 years now and have loved every minute of it. The students I have met throughout my career have been amazing in every way. Every year I look forward to meeting every one of my new students and going on new adventures in math, science, history, language, and the arts. Those adventures always lead us into so many projects that broaden our minds and understanding of the world around us.
I was born in Santa Paula, CA but moved to Ojai, California when I was only a baby. Needless to say, I call Ojai my home. I started teaching 4th and 5th grade in 2005 in Stockton, California at the same time I went back to College to get my second Bachelor's degree in Theater Arts; concentrating on the production, staging, and stage movement aspects of Theater and Film. That degree lead me to Southern California where I continued working in Theater and teaching High School Theater amoung other courses. However, after 3 years of teaching High school, I found that I missed the elementary and middle school setting, so I moved to Lompoc, California where I taught 6th grade until 2021. During all those years of teaching I raised three wonderful children and now have four beautiful grandchildren.
All of that time in California did not dwindle the call of Idaho. I have wanted to move to Idaho for many years but never found the right time to do so - until now!!! :) I was finally able to make the jump and land at this wonderful school, full of loving teachers, with great students and parents. I am so glad to be here and be your teacher. So as I always tell my students, "Let's take an adventure together through the wonders of 4th grade."