Hi! My name is Karla Martinez, and I am the science teacher for sixth grade and junior high at WCCS. This will be my sixth year teaching here- and I am as excited as I was that first day. It is an honor to be a part of this amazing team, and it is a privilege to be your child's teacher.
My family: Our kids will get to know my family and myself really well :) This includes lots, and lots of stories of Vader- my "puppy" (5-year off German Sheppard). I think it is important to know my kids, but also that my kids know me.
Teaching: I love teaching- I know every teacher says this, but I enjoy being able to help people comprehend and have their intellectual knowledge grow; I love being able to "see" our kid's minds at work, when they get to that point where the lightbulb in their brain lights up- and they get this big, proud, satisfying smile of their achievement. Education is key! More than that, my greatest desire is to teach them that intellectual knowledge must hold hands tightly with Godly wisdom. I am blessed to be able to teach our kids God's Word, not just in Bible class where our kids learn beautiful Bible stories, but in everything we do, any moment of the day, live speaking with words and actions of the gracious, perfect, kind, forgiving, love of God and Jesus for each of us.
Favorites: Color: Blue (soothing); Place: Ireland (picture on this page; no, I haven't been there- yet); Food: as long as is well cooked and looks good (nothing weird); Music: depends on the mood. Absolute Favorite: sharing with others God's love (beyond comprehension), Jesus's sacrifice (no love like His), and the power of the Holy Spirit (Thank You, Jesus!).
I pray this school year is full of blessings for you and your family!!