Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Early Childhood through 6th-grade Generalist ESL Certified GT Certified
Mrs. Suzanne Martinez
My name is Suzanne Martinez and I will be your child's kindergarten teacher this year. I have been teaching for ten years and this is my fourth year here at Commonwealth Elementary (Go Cougars!). I am ecstatic to call Commonwealth my home! I grew up in Colorado Springs, CO and I attended Doane University in Nebraska where I received my Bachelor's in Science. I worked in the business world for a few years until I had my first child. I was then a stay at home mom. Once my youngest child entered Girl Scouts and I became the troop leader, I found my passion for teaching children. I returned to school to receive my teaching certification through Colorado Christian University.
I have been married to my husband Chris for 21 years and have three incredible children Hailey (19), Abbigale (17) and Tyler (14). Hailey is currently attending Texas State University and Abbigale and Tyler attend Ridge Point High School. When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family, run, watch movies and pretend to be crafty.
I am a huge advocate for open-communication and hard-work from myself, each student and their families. I love the saying, “Education is like a three-legged stool--teacher, student and parent. With all three balanced and working together, the stool can stand up and be supported.” I look forward to working together with you to help your child grow academically, socially and emotionally this year!