Gifted & Talented / Talent Pool Program
Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Francisco Martinez and I have the opportunity and pleasure to service your student/s in my Gifted and Talented classroom. I will be pulling your Gifted and Talented students and also you Talent Pool students on Wednesdays. I am writing you this letter to introduce myself.
I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas graduating from Polytechnic High School. I continued my education at Texas Wesleyan University, where I received my undergraduate degree in Bilingual Education. I then went on and pursued my graduate degree from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. My experience as an educator includes 16 years in the classroom. I have worked as a teacher assistant for 3 years, in early childhood education for 8 years, and in 3rd and 4th grade for 4 years all at D. McRae Elementary in East Fort Worth. This is my second year working as a GT pullout teacher.
In our GT pullout class, your student will have the opportunity to experience cross-curricular project- based learning while developing 21st Century skills, like research and hands-on product building, where they take risks and learn from their mistakes. Your student/s will have opportunities to work collaboratively and will learn to be self-directed in their learning, while completing projects that include everything from technology to hands-on product building. Throughout the year you might hear your student wanting to bring materials from home such as a shoebox, plastic wheels, or random materials that they might want to use on their project for my class. If this happens, remind them that I only come on Wednesdays and they can bring them that day. Thank you for your attention and support and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
For more information about GT feel free to contact the MJE GT Lead Teacher, Mrs. Sanchez or the District GT Pull Out Teacher, Mr. Martinez.