Mrs. Martinez - 4th Grade
I graduated in 2010 from Central Washington University with a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. Many life experiences, foremost being the honor of raising my children, have inspired me to educate. I believe that children are the light of the world and desire the nurture of their gifts and potential. It is my goal as a teacher to inspire spirituality, creativity and independence among students.
St. Joseph’s Elementary is unique compared to other educational options because it places importance on the nurture of the whole child. Students are surrounded by community and support, as well as opportunity to explore. We have a tight knit group at St. Joseph’s which enables students from each grade to recognize and appreciate each other as well as mentor one another.
My education began years ago at this very school, sitting in these very desks. Therefore, it is very sentimental and special for me to have this amazing opportunity to be an educator at St. Joseph’s school.
- Physical Education
Ms. Gema Padilla - 4th Grade
Ms. Gema Padilla
4th Grade Aide