Reason for selection: Mrs. Martin is a true star on staff. She works hard to make sure all of her students develop the skills they need to be strong and successful students. One of her many gifts is her ability to help students with unique learning struggles. Mrs. Mar-tin is quick to help in any way she can and only wants the best for all of those around her.
1. What do you love about working at Dalton Local Schools?
I work with great people! Second graders are so much fun and really blossom from the beginning to the end of the school year. I am fortunate to be able to see this growth from year to year. Also, I have co-workers who are good friends. Over the years, I have counted on them professionally and personally for new ideas, advice, perspectives, and support.
2. How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up, I always knew I would be an elementary school teacher. My older sister, Kathy, was a teacher and I loved hearing her talk about her career. I also had some wonderful teachers at Lake Cable Elementary in Jackson who made learning fun.
I graduated from Jackson High School and then from Kent State University. I taught one year as a permanent substitute teacher in a fourth grade classroom and two years substitute teaching in various positions. In 1997, after staying home with my daughters while they were young, I was hired to teach a first and second grade split classroom at Dalton Elementary School. In the following year, I taught a multi-age class of first, second, and third grade students. In 1999 I was thrilled to be hired as a second grade teacher and have been happy in that position ever since. This is my twenty-third year teaching second grade.
3. Tell us one interesting little fact about yourself that people would be surprised to hear.
I come from a large family. I am the youngest of six children. I have 19 nieces and nephews, and 29 great nieces and nephews. My husband Gary and I have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.
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