Degrees and Certifications:
Early Childhood Certification SEI Certification B.S. in Elementary Ed. from Northern Arizona University M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from AIU online National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy- Reading, Language Arts
Ms. Amy Martinez
Welcome to 5th Grade
I have had the privilege of teaching at Walker from the beginning of my career. I have been teaching for 22 years. I have taught 1st, 2nd and 4th grade and now this year 5th grade. I have 3 children. My interests besides teaching amazing students are theater, dance, reading and travel.
Defining Moment in Education
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher from kindergarten on. My most inspirational moment in education came in 3rd grade. My teacher was inspirational to all of our class. She had us learn by doing amazing projects and taught us things that went beyond what the grade level was but if we were interested in it then we would learn about it. She was a cheerful person that nothing got her down and she had a few physical challenges but always did everything we did. I saved an extra copy of everything from her class and kept it in my "teacher" box. When she retired she contacted me and gave me a wealth of books, resources and materials. She is the kind of teacher I always aspire to be.
Core Educational Belief
My educational belief is that ALL children can grow and achieve. I believe that any growth no matter how small should be celebrated and recognized. Seeing that spark when understanding happens is the highlight of my job.
Taught dance and theater to kids ages 3-18 for 5 years before attending college
Volunteered at schools and summer camps during high school and college.
Achieved National Board Certified Teacher 2015
Maters in Education in Instructional Technology 2010