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Kari Martinez



This is my third year teaching at Blake.  My first year I taught ELL.  I have a provisional structured English immersion endorsement.  The last two years I have taught first grade. I really have enjoyed getting to know students and their families.


I was born and raised in Parker, Arizona.  I moved back from Phoenix three years ago.   I graduated from Parker High School and later on pursued a college degree in elementary education through Northern Arizona University's distant learning program.  I graduated first with a bachelor's degree and then 3 years later obtained my  master's degree in elementary education. 


 I have three children.  My son and daughter both attend PHS and my other daughter attends Wallace Junior High.  I am very active in serving in my local church helping with children's programs.  I enjoy reading, going to the movies, shopping, volunteering, and especially enjoy cooking!  I love old fashioned family recipes as well as finding new ones to try.