Hola Haugan students and family! I am Mrs. L. Martinez and a third-grade bilingual teacher. I have been teaching for nine wonderful years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. I consider myself a history nerd and a coffee lover.
Each year I get the chance to meet amazing children and their families. My teaching philosophy is simple and to the point. I believe that in order for students to be successful, educators and parents must work as a team together. When students get support at home it makes a major difference in their education career.
I come from a big family and I am the second eldest, so I was expected to help all my brothers and sisters with their schoolwork. As I got older I started volunteering at church as a CCD teacher and loved it. Those experiences helped me confirm my calling to be an educator. I also had amazing teachers that had a positive impact in my life and I want to pay that forward.
My door is always open and we can always schedule an appointment to help in any way possible. Together we can help your children be successful and happy individuals. I look forward to continuing to work with the Albany Park community.