Mrs. Kelly Martinez         room 20 learning with clay     

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Phone: 480-472-8620

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Michigan and moved to Arizona eight years ago.  I have one sister and two nephews and try to get back to visit as much as I can.   I am married to my wonderful husband David.  We have seven children together, ranging in ages from 14 to 34; one of whom we have recently adopted!  We also enjoy spending time with our 8 grandchildren.

I have received my Teaching Certification for Special Education, and also hold a Bachelor's degree in Management/Marketing, as well as Associate's degrees in Accounting and Fashion Merchandising.

I have been teaching at Falcon Hill for 3 years.  Working with our students with various disabilities has taught me that there is always more to learn, and that we learn so much from our students.  I feel that I have been given a great opportunity and responsibility to teach students what they need to succeed in life.  

I am an advocate for my students and take that role very seriously.  

Students love creative, engaging lessons that grab their attention and allow them to take ownership in the learning process. We incorporate fun, engaging, hands-on, kinesthetic learning activities where they can learn by doing. They are enthusiastic about lessons that are both active and visual. 

I encourage my students to do their best, whatever that is for each child.  I love the quote that says:

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

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