Lauren Martinez Named Educator of the Year!
Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Lauren Martinez, our Special Education Coordinator, for being named the 2019 Charter School Educator of the Year award by the Colorado League of Charter Schools! She received this prestigious award at the Colorado League of Charter Schools Annual Conference last week and will be inducted to the League’s Hall of Fame. This award recognizes “a charter school educator who is exceptionally dedicated to closing the achievement gap and preparing students for success now and into the future.”
Since the beginning of Mountain Song in 2013, Mrs. Martinez has consistently demonstrated her strong love, compassion, and dedication to helping Mountain Song’s exceptional students learn and thrive. Her commitment to her students and to the school has shaped the Special Education Department into what it is today – a child-focused and holistic program recognized and respected by local experts, our authorizer, and the CO League of Charter Schools.
As department coordinator, Mrs. Martinez oversees all individual educational plans (IEP) that are detailed and created with sterling integrity in coordination with family, educators, and other experts. She also serves as adult educator, supporting class teachers in differentiating their instruction and educating school administrators to ensure that we nurture an inclusive and accommodating school culture.
Read more about Mrs. Martinez in this Gazette article.
All of us at Mountain Song deeply appreciate her strong resolve, calm and loving demeanor, and her unwavering dedication and patience when working with our exceptional students. We are so proud of her accomplishments and this honorable recognition for her professionalism and for our school. Thank you, Ms. Martinez, for all that you do!
Mrs. Lauren Martinez, Mountain Song Special Education Coordinator, was among seven charter school individuals recognized on March 1 as the best in Colorado for their excellence in education and advocacy. Please join us in congratulating the 2019 Colorado Charter Schools Hall of Fame winners:
- Mary Faith Hall, Charter School Leader of the Year
- Violeta Apodaca, Most Valuable Charter Contributor
- Jesse Hutt, Advocate of the Year
- Lauren Martinez, Charter School Educator of the Year
- Dr. Terry Croy Lewis, Charter School Authorizer Award
- E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award
- Hugh Fowler, Lifetime Achievement in Advocacy