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Mrs. Jennifer Martinez
Hello! My name is Jennifer Martinez. Many of you will recognize me from CCA as a greeter and supervisor during morning drop off. My position at CCA currently is 2nd Grade Support. I support all three classrooms by leading smaller more individualized reading and writing groups for students. I also provide teaching staff assistance with gathering and duplicating necessary materials for students and to adequately conduct daily lesson plans.
Prior to working at CCA my teaching career began in Albuquerque, New Mexico after graduating from The University of New Mexico with two Bachelor of Science degrees; Elementary Education and Special Education. I taught 6th grade English Language Arts and later taught in a local high school 8th-12th grade Life Skills, English and Literature classes. After a few years teaching I was recruited to a DoD intern program that focused on Military Family Life and directly working with The United States Air Force Child and Youth Family Programs. I was selected for an internship and worked at Kirtland Air Force Base for almost two years before being stationed at a military instillation in Alaska. I continued to work as a Child Development Specialist for the USAF working directly with military families are their children aged 6 weeks-5 years old for the next 7ish years. I did take some time off in between positions to grow my family! I’m married and have three children. My older children attend CCA and my youngest will join CCA next school year for Kindergarten. I believe teaching “tiny humans” is an honor and with that honor comes great responsibility. To be an effective educator to we must teach more than the required state standards to students in our classroom. We must teach children invaluable life lessons; self-management, self-awareness, growth mindset, empathy, friendship, kindness, respect, and responsibility. Educators must be an example for students and show them through our daily interactions that everyone is welcome and every voice has value. Our classroom and our school community is stronger because of our differences.