Cara Martens

Mrs. Martens

2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Cara Martens and this is my 2nd year teaching at CCS.  I have an Associates Degree in Elementary Education. I also have experience in afterschool and extra curricular programs and have taught oversees.   My teaching philosophy/classroom goals are; I believe in motivating students through positive reinforcement, using a life affirming and supportive goal achievement philosophy.  I believe in setting clear boundaries and creating a character based learning environment with restorative consequences.

I am married and have one daughter. My interests and hobbies include; outdoor hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking, art, writing, and spending time with friends and family.

I am in constant awe of God’s goodness and faithfulness toward me in my life.  He has shown great loving compassion on me through the many big and small miracles over the years and all of the blessings on my life.  I seek to be as passionate toward Him as He is toward me.

Favorite Quote:
“I would have lost heart unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”