Degrees and Certifications:
Associates of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts, California Culinary Academy Bachelor of Arts in English, Arizona State University Master of Arts in Special Education, University of San Francisco Degree in Progress: Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, California State University, Sacramento
Hello! My name is Mr. Martin. I'm thrilled to join Antelope High School as an Education Specialist, and I couldn't be more excited to be part of this incredible community.
Professionally, I've worn many hats in the educational world over the last three years. From teaching English, US History, Biology, and Geometry to guiding students in Academic Labs, I've grown into the educator I am today. My academic background includes an Associates of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts from the California Culinary Academy, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Arizona State University, and a Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of San Francisco. Currently, I'm working towards my Doctorate of Education at California State University, Sacramento.
Education is more than just a job for me; it's a calling. I'm passionate about teaching and driven to provide my students with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to succeed both academically and in life. My approach emphasizes relationships, a safe and joyful learning environment, and high expectations. Understanding that students are as diverse as the ingredients in a gourmet dish, I tailor my methods to meet the unique needs and tastes of each individual.
Outside of the classroom, I'm something of a culinary artist, Christmas enthusiast, and Disney devotee. When I'm not teaching or working on my studies, you might find me savoring Coca-Cola, exploring Disneyland, or watching the latest blockbuster. My 15 years of marriage, the joys of being a foster father, and my beloved dog Penny add flavor and warmth to my life.
In addition to being an educator, I consider myself an advocate for children and students in out-of-home placements. My journey, which includes being a ward of the court until I was 18, has shaped my dedication to serving and uplifting others.
It's great to be a TITAN, and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. Here's to a year full of learning, laughter, and success!