Since 2008 Mrs. Martinez has been an all-star DonorsChoose.org teacher. Because of her hard work and dedication, her high-need San Francisco kindergarten classroom has received numerous new resources. Thus, it came as no surprise when she was announced as a San Francisco teacher of the month by Mayor Ed Lee. Mrs. Martinez is a veteran teacher, with more than 10 years in the classroom, as well as an accomplished musician. She uses the proceeds from her award winning CD, “Chickens and ABC’s,” to buy musical supplies for her school. She believes that music is a key element to learning in schools and hopes more emphasis will be placed upon it in the future. Check out her website www.chickenandabcs.com for additional activities and resources for teachers. Ms. Walsh has taught with Ms. Martinez for years and said, “When you’re in Mrs. Martinez’s classroom, you feel like you're in an enchanted, stimulating and exciting place. All of the creative and effective learning that's going on in there is inspiring. Mrs. Martinez makes learning fun and exciting while holding her kids to very high standards.”We could not be happier to congratulate Ms. Martinez on this great and much deserved accomplishment!