Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Education Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education Endorsements:Early Childhood, English as a Second Language (ESL), Gifted Education DVEF 2017 Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Brandi Martin
I am very happy to be your child's teacher and a partner in your child's education! Born and raised in Arizona, I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and then earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood from Northern Arizona University. I also hold endorsements in Early Childhood Education, ESL (English Second Language).
I have taught Kindergarten, Kindergarten ELD, First grade, Second grade, and Fifth grade. This is my ninetieth year with Deer Valley USD where eleven years have been teaching Kindergarten (my favorite age to teach!) This is also my eighth year at New River Elementary. It is such a wonderful place to spend my days with fabulous children, great families, and amazing staff. I love working with our children and watching them grow socially and academically throughout the school year. In 2017 I was honored with being chosen as one of Deer Valley USD Teachers of the Year.
I have been happily married for 16 years to my wonderful husband Jim. We have two daughters Lily who is 15 and is a Sophmore in High school and Alivia who is 12 and in 7th grade. I also have two lovely stepdaughters Skylar who is married to Joe and has two beautiful daughters Brynnly (3) and Jensyn (newborn) and Remi. Jim and I keep very busy with all of our girls and enjoy family time.