Get To Know: Teresa Martin

Teresa MartinName: Teresa Martin

Courses Taught: Preschool 4

Year I Started Teaching: Started working as an aid at First Baptist Church Daycare in 1986 while I was in high school. After high school, I continued to work there until 2010 while I went back to school and finished my degree. In my 23 years there, I was extremely blessed to have taught some wonderful children.

Year I Started at Carlisle: 2010

Education: B.S. from Longwood University

Family: Husband, Richard, of 20 years. Two children, Ashley (24) and Cody (18). I have also had the privilege to be a host mother through Carlisle’s International Program to Ken Chen, Peter Suo, Scott Wang, Liko Bum and Eiddy Guo over the last several years, which has been a great experience.

Pets: 2 dogs, Maggie and Roxie

Interests/Hobbies: volunteering and helping out with sports teams, crafts, camping and spending time with family.

Teaching Approach/Philosophy: While teaching young students, I like to make learning fun. It is extremely important to incorporate play into learning. Young minds love to inquire and explore new ideas. I try to incorporate as much hands-on learning, as well.

Favorite Part of Teaching: Seeing children’s faces light up when they have mastered a concept or skill. I also love being greeted with smiles and hugs each day.

What I Hope My Students Learn: I hope that my students learn that learning can be fun. Also, even at this young age, I feel it is important for them to know that your actions are truly as important as your words. Good character will take them far in life.