Charlene Martin



First Grade


RM. 26

Welcome to Mrs. Martin's First Grade Class! 

First Grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures and learning experiences. My hope is to make your child's year in first grade a place that is safe, conducive to taking risks, a place that allows creativity, a sense of wonder and instills a love of learning that will last throughout your child's years of schooling.

About Me

This is my 29th year of teaching at Pioneer Elementary. Not only did I do my student teaching here, but all of my children and two of my grandchildren attended Pioneer.

You can take a girl away from the farm but you can't take the farm away from the girl! Thirty four years ago I moved to Arizona from a small farming community in Iowa. I am an Arizona State University alumnus where I received my Bachelor's Degree. Furthering my education, I earned my Master's in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. My certification also includes endorsements in Early Childhood Education and E.S.L.(SEI). Currently I am working towards a Gifted Education endorsement.

My husband Kenny and I have five beautiful children and four adorable grandchildren. Some of my favorite things to do are going on vacation to beach destinations, trying new restaurants, going to concerts, but best of all...spending time with my family.