Autobiography

My name is Katrina Martin.  I am a substitute teacher in many Western New York school districts.  I love the challenges each day of teaching brings and the interesting educators and students I meet along the way. I also participate in many educational workshops where I learn more about the Common Core State Standards, teaching strategies, learning styles, literacy, and technology implementation in classrooms. In my spare time, I enjoy sharing my experiences and educational resources through my blog.

Personally, I enjoy reading mysteries and thrillers, writing, watching television (many shows on the Discovery Channel, HGTV, and the Science Channel), going for walks, cooking, baking, cheering for the Buffalo Bills, and staying up-to-date with the latest gadgets.  I currently live in Western New York, with my husband, Nick, our sons, Cameron and Tucker, and our pug, Lily.

Degrees:

  • M.S.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Buffalo State College
  • B.S., Childhood Education, Buffalo State College

Certifications:

  • NYS Early Childhood Education, Birth to Grade 2
  • NYS Childhood Education, Grades 1 to 6

Professional Interests:

  • Early Childhood Curriculum Design
  • Manipulative Use in Mathematics Instruction
  • The Role of Social Media in Education
  • Social Studies Literacy in Elementary Education
  • Technology Integration in the Classroom
  • Writer's Workshop
  • 1:1 Classrooms

Organizations:

  • International Literacy Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • New York State Union of Teachers

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