Enrichment at STEM includes after-school care, clubs and activities.
Cassandra Martin joined the STEM Staff for the start of the 2020-21 School Year as a Third Grade Teacher. Prior to joining STEM, Martin worked at Cherrelyn Elementary in Englewood, Colo., as an Instructional Coach. Prior to that, she was a Curriculum Coach and Coordinator at Cole Academy in Lansing, Mich.
She was also a teacher for second and third grade at Cole Academy, following a two-month teaching position at Anuban ChaiNat School in Chai Nat, Thailand. Martin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Arts degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from Central Michigan University.
She enjoys dancing, hiking, baking and traveling in her free time.
In her own words:
I am so excited to start another year on the 3rd-grade team at STEM Highlands Ranch! While this may only be my second year at STEM, I am far from a newbie in the classroom. This is going to be my 10th year in education. During that time, I have had the privilege to be a 2nd and 3rd-grade teacher, as well as a curriculum/instructional coach. I am so passionate about the subjects that I will be teaching.
My specialty though is math. When I was younger I was the student that went home and did math problems for fun. I want to help my students have the love for math that I experienced. We will have some fantastic math discussions during this year to really develop a deeper level of thinking.
Two years ago, I moved to Colorado from Michigan! I moved here with my husband, Joel, and dachshund, Lady. We have fallen in love with Colorado and are thrilled to be living in a location with 300 days of sunshine! Last summer, we also welcomed a new member to our family, a baby girl, Arabella. I can’t wait to get to know all of you!
Favorite Starbucks Drink or Snack: Chai Tea Latte
Favorite Snacks: Roasted almonds, Rice Krispy Treats, Cupcakes
Favorite Places to Eat: Shake Shack, View House
Favorite Drinks: Herbal Tea
Favorite Place to Shop: Amazon
Favorite Colors: pink