M.A., Spanish – The University of North Texas
M.A., Instructional Leadership with emphasis in Spanish – The University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S., Exercise Physiology – Texas A&M University
Professor Martin teaches Spanish and has been with Cambridge since 2017. Born in LaSalle, Illinois and raised in Dallas, Texas, Professor Martin had the privilege of studying Exercise Physiology at Texas A&M University. She was able to utilize her degree in the hospital and health club setting. Soon after, Professor Martin had a passion for travel and decided to pursue a position in the airline industry. She worked in Washington D.C., Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas with American Airlines. Through her work, mission trips (Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala), and personal travel experiences, she discovered a love for the Spanish language and culture. She spent some time studying the language in Spain and Costa Rica and as a result, felt the Lord calling her into education, which led her to obtain a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After thirteen years of teaching Spanish and bilingual education at the primary and secondary levels in the public school system, she decided to return to higher education to pursue another master’s degree in Spanish Literature at the University of North Texas with a desire to teach at the college level. However, the Lord had different plans and those plans joyfully led her to The Cambridge School of Dallas. Professor Martin enjoys serving her students and observing them evolve into mature young adults who have a passion for Christ and learning. When she is not sharing her love for the language, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling (especially to Spanish speaking countries) with her husband, Tom, reading, and spending time with family and friends.