Phone: (520) 696-6487


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Bilingual Education ESL Endorsement

Mrs. D. Martinez


I'm a native of Arizona, married to a retired military veteran. I've had the opportunity to travel the United States and overseas. I've been teaching at Nash since 2001. 

Defining Moment in my Education

I've always wanted to be a teacher since I can remember. It was my favorite game as child. Later I had a professor letting me know that my professional calling was NOT a secretary. She stated that I was a teacher. Since I could not go into social work as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, I went into finishing my education in bilingual education.  

Core Educational Belief

I believe that all students come to school hoping for the best, but don't believe they are always the best they can be. My hope is to show all my students they are worth teaching and that they were all worthy of learning. 

Prior Experience

Special Education Aide at Borman Elementary and Naylor Middle School, Tucson, AZ

6, 7, 8 grade math at Sacred Heart School, Warner Robins, GA

Spanish Elementary Specialist and Reading teacher at Riley Academy, Macon GA

Title I Reading Interventionist, 5th grade and 3/4/5 SEI teacher at Nash Elementary, Tucson, AZ