Phone: 719-495-1149 ext. 4401
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Mrs. Tisha Martin
I am Tisha Martin and I couldn’t be happier to be here at Bennett Ranch Elementary. I am relatively new to the Colorado Springs community, having moved here just under a year ago with my husband of 26 years, Curtis, my son, Evan (21) and our dogs, Huxley, Rosie and Cassius.
I have been in education for 14 years, all of them at Sierra Vista Elementary in Pueblo West. The first 9 years were spent as the school librarian, where my passion for children’s literature and literacy grew. My first year in the classroom was in Kindergarten and I then moved into 1st grade where I’ve been ever since.
I care deeply for each student that walks through my door. I love these kiddos and work diligently to create independent learners. These kids can do amazing things when they are given an opportunity to try. I expect all of my kids to try. If we’re not making mistakes, we’re not growing and learning.
Social Emotional learning is also a priority in my classroom. While kids are incredibly resilient, they must be able to navigate this crazy world we live in with courage and grit.
I earned my master’s degree in Technology and Instruction during last year’s shutdown. I enjoy being a student as much as I love being a teacher.
When time allows, my family and I love to travel. We’ve seen a good deal of much of the US, Caribbean, Western Europe, England and Israel. We can’t wait to get back out there!