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Kari Martinez

This is my fourth year teaching at Blake.  My first year I taught ELL. I have a provisional structured English immersion endorsement. The last three 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 four 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. 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.