Kaelyn Martin

3rd Grade Teacher

Hometown: Montreal West, Quebec, Canada

High school graduated from: Villa Maria High School (Montreal, Quebec)

CollegeKaelyn earned her Bachelors from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She also attended Dawson College (Montreal) in Social Sciences: Psychology.

Previous employment: Most recently, Kaelyn was a Two-Way Immersion Teacher in 2nd Grade at Sugar Creek Elementary in the Verona Area School District. She was also a 2nd Grade Teacher at Dodgeville Elementary and 4th Grade Teacher at Richford Elementary in Vermont. Additionally, Kaelyn has international teaching experience including: Kindergarten Teacher at Sutton Elementary and Farnham Elementary in Quebec, Canada, and 4th Grade Teacher at Cap Cana Heritage School in the Dominican Republic. She was also a Preschool Educator at Montreal West Community Center in Canada while she was in University.

Family: Kaelyn and her family moved to Mineral Point three years ago. Her husband, Chad, was a substitute teacher in the district for the past two years. Their children, Rowan and Neilsen, are also proud Pointers.

Hobbies/Free time interests: Kaelyn loves traveling with her family and learning about history and different cultures. In the summer, she and her family like to go camping, swim and spend time outside. During the school year, Kaelyn spends a lot of time at her kids’ sporting events and activities. She also works at the Mineral Point Public Library on Saturdays where she loves discovering new books and meeting community members.

What attracted you to apply in #PointerNation?: The possibility of becoming more involved in this welcoming, supportive, and caring community is one of the many reasons why I applied. I am also impressed with the positive school culture at the elementary school which has been evident in my own children’s experiences over the past three years. I am grateful for this opportunity to work with the amazing staff and students in the Mineral Point Unified School District.

Quotable: “As a teacher, I think that it is imperative to establish positive and authentic relationships with students. I believe that students need to feel safe and connected to the teachers they work with in order to truly progress in their learning. I strive to create these essential relationships with all of my students and an environment where students feel valued, respected and supported. I am also a very strong advocate for my students, ensuring that all of my students are getting what they need to be successful in and outside of the classroom.”