ELA, Reading & History, John Muir Middle School

Welcome to my web site!

      My name is Ms. Martin, and I am currently in my 13th year of teaching at John Muir Middle School. I taught 6th grade ELA and Social Studies for 9 years and loved it.  This is my fourth year to teach 7th grade, and I am excited to continue expanding upon my teaching experience in ELA and Reading. This year I am teaching Assist Reading Classes to bring students up to a reading level that is grade equivalent or higher. In addition to the Assist Classes, I am excited to be teaching two elective periods of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature. These new elective classes are open to students in 6th through 8th grade. 

    I love connecting with my students, building a sense of community in the classroom, and being involved in cultivating a love of learning. I strive to help each student see the tremendous power they have within themselves to do good. By this I mean not only doing well academically, but the knowledge that they can overcome obstacles, that it is often necessary to take risks, and that it is okay to try hard to reach a goal and not succeed right away. The trick is to not give up!


Photo: Marisa Martin 2012



Ms. Marisa Martin,
Feb 22, 2014, 3:45 PM