Ms. Martinez joined THES’s 3rd grade team February of 2018, in her 8th year with AISD. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and has a Master's Degree from Texas State University in San Marcos. Ms. Martinez brings an infectious enthusiasm and curiosity about learning to her classroom, where she teaches hands-on, student-centered, project based lessons. She believes everyone has a gift to share, and encourages her students to focus on their strengths. Ms. Martinez loves building relationships with her students and helping them acquire strong social and emotional skills so they can set and achieve their goals.
Ms. Martinez has lived and traveled abroad and loves to spend her time experiencing new destinations and cultures. Her most recent travels have taken her through Europe and on a 6,500-mile road trip through the western United States. A life-time writer, Ms. Martinez is rarely seen without a notebook in hand. A true lover of nature, she can often be found swimming and kayaking around Austin’s lakes and rivers.
Ms. Martinez lives in South Austin with her two creative teenagers, Mateo and Maya, and one precocious puppy named Chewbacca. She is excited to join the THES team.