Staff Bio

Xochitl Martinez

Grade/Focus: I support EL students pre k-8th. I help facilitate the BAC meetings and work closely with bilingual newcomer students.

How long have you been at Cleveland Elementary? I have been at Cleveland for more than a decade but less than 2

What do you love most about teaching?  I love seeing the spark in the children’s eyes when they understand a new concept, word or language!

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland Elementary?  There is so much I love about working at Cleveland. I love the students, the community and the staff. I have the best colleagues ever!

If you weren’t a teacher, what other profession would you enjoy?  If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be an arborist! 

Do you have any pets?  Yes, I have 3 cats, MEW, MISU and OOKIE and one dog, Walter the beagle.

What is your most favorite place you have visited? Why?  When I went to the Philippines I visited a brand new Island. Why? I really enjoyed going there because the island was about 20’ long and only 5 feet wide! I was able to walk from one point of the island to the other in less than 5 minutes.

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?  If I had a choice of a super power, it would definitely be the power of flight!

How many laps did you run in the last Red Bird Hustle? How many do you think you will run in the next one?  I did not run in the last Red Bird Hustle.  I will not be running, but I will be cheering everyone else on!

Written March 2022

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