Martha is our exceptional 5th grade Math and Science Teacher at Caliber: Beta Academy. Before joining Caliber, Martha worked at a middle school in Oakland in a variety of roles her 5 year tenure: 6th and 7th grade STEM teacher, Grade-Level Lead, and Math and Science Content Lead. Last year, she stepped out of the classroom to work as the Dean of Students, Culture and Climate. She set a vision for student and staff culture, managed disciplinary issues, and became well versed in Restorative Justice facilitation. She reached out to Ashlee Gutierrez to see how she was doing and looking for a change of scenery. And the rest is history! We are so grateful to have Martha's expertise on our 5th grade team!
Words about Martha from her team:
All about Martha!
1. What is your favorite thing about working at Caliber?
My 5th grade team and my homeroom :)
2. What was your favorite subject growing up?
I actually hated school. Reason number 5,097 why I teach.
3. What is your favorite memory associated with music?
I have so many! I am fascinated with how musicians can control the mood in a room or crowd. I love live music and am always up for music recommendations.
4. If you could go on a dream vacation, what would you do + where would you go?
I would totally go to Antarctica or Easter Island, mostly because neither are easy to get to.
5. What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area?
My favorite thing about the Bay area is the fact that I'm a short drive from mountains, beach, desert... We kind of have it all in terms of location. The Bay Area has changed a lot, I find myself missing the "old bay".
6. What is one fun fact that most people don't know about you?
I am constantly dreaming of travel and far off places.
Thank you for all you do for our students, Martha!! You rock.