Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies!

I am really excited about this new year!  This is my third year at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy, but this is my 30th year in education.  I taught 6th grade for 13 years at Ashley Middle school (now Ashley Elementary), 3 years at Southeast Middle and then 7th grade for 2 at Hanes Middle.  I then left WSFCS to be an Assistant Principal in Yadkin County for 6 years.  6 years ago I came back to WSFCS to be the Testing/Title 1 Coordinator at Forest Park Elementary.  I spent 2 years teaching 5th grade at Mineral Springs Elementary.  I enjoy change and love teaching 7th Grade Social Studies!  
 I graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Education and I am a HUGE Demon Deacon Fan!  I received a Master's in middle school Language Arts and a Master's in School Administration from Gardner Webb University.
I have 11 dogs and 1 cat at home that keep my husband and myself busy!  If I have free time I enjoy READING and working on my scrap books.  I hope to incorporate reading historical fiction into my Social Studies class this year.
I look forward to meeting all my students and their parents/guardians this year! 
Feel free to contact me by email at any time  dcmartinez@wsfcs.12.nc.us or by phone 336 703-4165