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8577 West. Elegance Ct. Magna, Utah 84044 801-915-8397, ymart0887@gmail.


Yajaira I. Martinez

Bachelors of Science, Elementary Education
University of Utah Ada M. Roper Memorial Scholarship from Urban Institute for Teacher Education Earned a 3.8 GPA, Deans list, Honor roll Completed requirements for an ESL endorsement

Utah Elementary Teaching License Praxis I and Praxis II Elementary Content ESL endorsement Next Steps and Higher Steps program certified UALPA certified

Bilingual in Spanish and English I can speak, write and read in Spanish

Teaching Experience
Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah Aug. 2012-March 2013 Student Teaching Taught a 5th grade class of 28 ethnically diverse students. Including 4 resources, 1 ADHD at a title I school in Granite District. Working with a diverse population has helped me understand the concept of differentiating and adjusting my lessons so they can be appropriate for all of my students. Familiar with Go Math, Imagine It, Interconnections. During my student teaching I taught math using the GO Math program. I also worked with the Imagine It program to teach languages arts and used Interconnections to help build science and social studies lessons. Have been learning about Acuity testing. My fifth graders had to prepare for the Math Acuity and Language Arts Acuity test. I have seen the students test and understand the process of it. I also understand the role that a teacher plays in preparing their students for the Acuity tests. I have learned the process of grading students work, homework and test. I understand the process of entering grades in the system. I have done parent teacher conferences, both in English and Spanish. Familiar with DIBELS testing and how to conduct it. I have seen the process of DIBELS at my school and I have also conducted DIBELS at the Utah Reading Center. Successfully integrated subjects together.

Experience working with ELLs. I helped Ells on reading and phonics every morning. I helped with spelling, and vocabulary work. I brought in a lot of hands on, auditory and visuals to help my Ells. Familiar with whole and small group instruction. Attended IEP meetings and understand the process. Used visual, kinesthetic and auditory approaches for my instructions. Used formative and summative assessments. Differentiated reading group instruction to meet different reading needs. Attended faculty meetings and worked close with my fifth grade team. Worked in a school with 30 different languages. Familiar with the Ballet West program. Was part of the DARE program. Familiar with the Leonardo program. Familiar with the Art Works for Kids program. Familiar with DWA and how to prepare students for it. 2011

Madeleine Choir School, Private school in Salt Lake City, Utah Reading Tutor Helped teach reading using the Next Steps reading program Volunteered as a teachers aid in a kindergarten classroom Gearld Wright Elementary, Granite School District, West Valley City, Utah Teachers Aid Helped teach a second grade class and instructed small groups


Redwood Elementary, Granite School District, West Valley City, Utah 2010 Teachers Aid Helped teach a kindergarten class of 25 students, also worked in small groups instructing math West Jordan Elementary, Jordan School District, West Jordan, Utah Volunteer Work Volunteered in a second grade class 2009

Escalante Elementary School 2012 Arts Class Practicum For my arts class at the University of Utah I worked close with a first grade class at Escalante. I integrated arts, dance and the core curriculum into a complete arts unit. Central Elementary School, Baldwin Park School District, Baldwin Park, California 2005-2006 Teachers Aid Helped teach a kindergarten class, worked with whole group and small groups Escalante