Degrees and Certifications:
Miss Susana Martinez
I was born in Valencia, Venezuela and moved to Caracas when my parents got divorced when I was 10 years old.
I'm the oldest of six siblings and that's why I am so familiar and love to take care of my family and working with kids. I am single, don't have any kids yet, but I'm getting ready for that with everything that I learn from my students.
I lived in Caracas (Venezuelan Capital) for 25 years where I did all my school, language and college education.
I love to travel and I'm very thankful because I've had the oportunity to go to different countries (European countries, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Colombia, Peru, United States) where I went to so many places, I learned a lot about many cultures, traditions and its people. This experiences have helped me to teach my students in a global environment specially with the DLI (Dual Language Imerssion) program. I love to learn and teach about other cultures and specially my own.
I worked in my country since 2001 with different Preeschool students until 2014. It was in that year that I came to the United States to participate in the Dual Language Imersion Program with Participate International Education (VIF).
I feel so happy to to be part of Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School, where I am learning and living the enrichment of being part of the global system education.
-SPECIALIZATION IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS MANAGEMENT. Universidad Metropolitana. Caracas, 2005.
- BACHELOR DEGREE IN EDUCATION. Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Caracas, 2003.
- DIPLOMADO IN AUTISM. Universidad Monteávila. 2011.
- ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. Centro Venezolano Americano. 2001.
I arrived three years ago to the United States of America as an international teacher. I am from Caracas, Venezuela. This is my fourth year in 2nd Grade DLI at Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School and my 13th year of professional career as a classroom teacher.
In Venezuela I taught during 9 years in different schools in Preschool Education with children among 2 and 7 years old teaching either Spanish or English to students in my country.
I enjoy every day as a teacher because I can learn from each student, their differences, their characters, their ways to be. Each day is unique and it brings me something new to learn from, not just from my kids, but from my partners also.