• Thank you for stopping by our classroom website! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Mrs. Martinson and I am so excited to be returning to Pinebrook as a new 5th grade teacher!

     

     

    I am in my 6th year of teaching at Pinebrook. I taught 5 years in 3rd grade, then took last year off to take care of my son who had some minor health issues. After working part time for a year to ensure he was healthy again, I am excited to return to Pinebrook to begin a new chapter in my teaching career as a 5th grade teacher! 

     

    I grew up in Gainesville, Florida, where I attended the University of Florida and received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education. I am a HUGE Gator fan and follow all their sports. I was lucky enough to be a student at UF when they won back to back football and basketball championships. Needless to say having a sports team win a national championship every year I attended school made for a very exciting college experience!

     

    While at UF, I met my husband Nick through mutual friends. After a couple of years of dating, we got married in December 2009 and then moved up to Virginia for his job shortly after. While I will always be a Florida girl at heart, I have enjoyed the four seasons of Virginia and the ability to travel more in the northeast of the United States!   

                                                             

    In 2016, we welcomed our son Jake into the world. I never knew we were missing something in our life until he was born. Being a mom has given me a whole new perspective as a teacher! 

     

    In my free time I love to spend time with my family (pets included!), travel, or craft using my Cricut! Here are a few more of my favorite things:

     

    • Food: Chicken Wings
    • Drink: Diet Coke or Dr. Pepper (I'm one of the few people who HATES coffee!)
    • Colors: Green, Grey, Neutrals 
    • Sports Team: The Florida Gators (duh!)
    • Book: The Giving Tree, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter
    • Season: Spring
    • Activities: Going to the beach/pool, gardening, being outdoors
    • Stores: Amazon, Target, Home Goods
    • Restaurants: Moe's, Jimmy Johns, Chick-fil-A (can you tell I have a 3 year old?)

     

    I am so excited for this upcoming school year! Teaching has and always will be my passion and I hope that I can make this year one of the best for you and your child!