Hello! My name is Yolanda Martinez and I am a retired teacher. I taught elementary students in South Texas for 39 years. My classes varied from regular classrooms, bilingual classrooms, dual language classrooms, and Gifted & Talented classrooms.
Student-centered, non-restrictive environment
Elementary Teacher of the Year, Rio Grande Valley Bilingual Teacher of the Year, H-E-B Quarterfinalist Teacher of the Year
I earned a Bachelor of Art in Education from Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas and a Master's degree in Bilingual Education from Texas A&I-Kingsville. I am also Certified in Gifted & Talented Education through The University of Texas-Pan American.
I enjoy gardening, volunteering at my church, and volunteering at my daughter's elementary school, where she teaches fifth grade. I also provide private tutoring at my residence.