Welcome Dr. Martinez!
It is with much excitement that we would like to announce the hiring of the first Principal at PSAS at Fulton Heights, Mr. Anthony Martinez, who will actually be Dr. Anthony Martinez this May once he received his PHD in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University.
Dr. Martinez received his Principal's license from Adams State University in 2007 A Masters of Arts : Curriculum and Instruction (Emphasis Instructional Technology Integration) from UCCS in 2004, and his BA in Elementary Teacher Education from CSU Pueblo in 2002.
Dr. Martinez has been in education for 15 years and for the past four he has been the Dean of Students/Assistant Principal at Prairie Winds elementary school. Prior to that he had been a classroom elementary teacher grades 3rd, 4th and 5th. A technology teacher at both the middle school and elementary level, and a reading teacher/specialist.
Something else that is exciting about this hire is Dr. Martinez actually attended school at the old Fulton Heights until it closed down after his 2nd grade year. Anthony is also a current resident of the Salt Creek community and just recently built a new house two years ago on the land where his childhood house had once stood and he is a the third generation of his family to live in the community. He will be a huge advocate for that school and community.
He is also very involved with local charities sitting on the Packard Foundation Board as well as the Pueblo Catholic Charities Board.
We would like to welcome Dr. Martinez to the PSAS family and look forward to working with him.
A Letter from Dr. Martinez
Greetings PSAS Community,
It is an honor to have been selected to be the first Principal of PSAS at Fulton Heights. The Pueblo School for Arts and Science has provided Pueblo’s families an engaging public school alternative for the last 23 years. I plan to incorporate the best of what PSAS has done so well while creating our own niche in the education community.
We will be a maker school. This is a new direction for education in Pueblo. However, making has a long and storied history based in engineering, design, and problem solving. Makers are students who are presented with real life challenges they solve by inventing, repairing, or customizing things in the real and digital worlds. Interactive, imaginative-play and integrated learning were once centerpieces of every elementary school program. In education as a whole, we have moved away from letting students explore and learn by imagining and creating. At PSAS Fulton Heights we are designing classroom spaces where students can have those creative and interactive experiences from an earlier time in education coupled with a modern science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) focus.
Some of the new terms we will use at PSAS at Fulton Heights include Maker Fairs, hackerspaces, and DIY (do-it-yourself). To do learning in this way our students will create by using new and amazing tools including 3D printers, precision cutters, microcomputer controls, and robotic devices. They will program computers while they integrate art, science, reading, writing, and math. They will imagine, build, create, tear down, improve, and recreate the things we see and use everyday. Our PSAS at Fulton Heights students will be makers.
It is with great excitement that we embark on this new journey. Imagine the possibilities that wait for you and your children. With a great staff, excited students, a supportive community, and solid leadership from the PSAS School Network Director, Mr. Brian Repola, and our School Board, we envision a school where learning and making go hand in hand.
Yours in Education,
Dr. Anthony Martinez
Principal PSAS at Fulton Heights
Playrooms and games, animals and plants, wood and nails, must take their place side-by-side with books and words.
About Fulton Heights
The Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences already had a rich tradition in education as the third oldest charter school in the state of Colorado celebrating our 22nd year. The PSAS Board is excited to announce the opening of a second campus in the Salt Creek Community at the former Fulton Heights elementary building.
This new school will still be based on many of the same elements of the original campus, implementing the Paideia philosophy, and extensive Humanities curriculum, but the other main focus will be on Industry, STEM and "Maker School" concepts. Our hope is to create a school that gives students the foundation and skills needed to be successful in careers that focus on industry, and high tech jobs that require a solid foundation in hands on creation and technological skill.
With a combination of a proven academics program in collaboration with a program that will teach students how to build, make, create, invent and repair with their hands we feel we will produce students who will be workforce ready.
Over $750,000 dollars in grants and $200,000 dollars in school reserves will be poured into this building and its academic programs. Our hope is to bring this closed down school back to life and provide the City of Pueblo with another choice in the child's education.
Please come and join us on this adventure, click the enrollment tab and place your student on our waiting list and be a part of our PSAS family next August.
Additional information about this school and its programs will be coming in the months to come.