Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Mrs. Desiree Martinez
Hello. My name is Ms. Martinez. I am very excited to be your child's teacher. We will be having a lot of fun learning in sixth grade this year.
Who am I? I am an Arizona native. I have three children (ages 14, 21 and 24). I am a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. I spent seven years working as a seventh and eighth grade Language Arts teacher in a small mining town known as San Manuel, Arizona before deciding to move my career into the big city of Tucson in 2015.
Why teaching? My younger sister and I used to "play school" as children, and I was always the teacher, of course. Watching my sister grow successfully in the real school environment inspired me to share the teaching talents I felt I had without any education in teaching so I enrolled in the University to gain the knowledge necessary to better grow my teaching talents.
As an educator, I know all children are capable of learning. Students should be treated equally yet individually. Praise, recognition, and connection are necessary to ensure students feel safe and comfortable in the classroom and school environment.
It's going to be a great 2017-2018 school year in Language Arts. I can't wait to watch your child grow to full potential.