DES Intervention Specialist
Reason for selection:
Martin is a new star on staff. She advocates for her students, helps the staff develop plans for the students they share and works hand in hand with every member of her team.
1. What do you love about working at Dalton Schools?
Every person that walks through this building each day is truly working as a team to help each and every student succeed. The staff in this district truly is an extended family the way they care for each other. In addition to the wonderful staff here, we are truly blessed to live in the best community. The support that our community provides to our students and staff is unparalleled.
2. How did you get to where you are today?
I was fortunate to be a stay at home mom for 8 years. When I was ready to return to working there were very few teaching jobs in our area, and I was hired at Smucker’s. I have spent nearly the last 10 years working in supply chain, and every spring, I watched the job postings and wondered if I should take the leap back to education. The pandemic hit, and because of teacher shortages the time was right for me to make the move and come back to education! I have always had a passion for teaching, and so many of my teachers growing up in Dalton helped foster that love of learning! Thank you Kristen Horst, Jackie Clark, Cynthia Falb, Davida Hamsher, and so many more for such great examples of passionate educators!
3. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that people would be surprised to hear.
I am probably one of the clumsiest people you will meet! I broke both of my arms at school when I was in elementary school (one was in a “U” shape and one in an “S” shape). I have broken several more bones over the years and even as an adult, I seem to always run into the doors or find a way to be clumsy!
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