Rose Mason is an elementary school teacher. She has been teaching for more than 11 years. Mason holds a master’s degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy. Additionally, she holds an ESL certification. Mason chose to join GNWL to help prepare students to gain the necessary literacy skills required for college and career readiness. Mason teaches arts and crafts, such as knitting and crocheting, as a form of therapy to her students. She has also turned her passion for arts and crafts into a thriving small business.
My name is Grecia Martinez is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. Since Martinez was young, she knew that being a teacher was her calling. Education has always been a big part of who Martinez is: “I strongly believe that education holds the key to our success as individuals. Growing up, I have learned the value of keeping my culture, heritage, and language alive. I hold such pride in my heart knowing that I am bilingual, and therefore, further able to make a difference when communicating with parents.”
Martinez’s teaching journey began when she graduated from Kennesaw State University (KSU) in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching 4th grade for over five years and absolutely loves it. Currently a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) teacher in the Cobb County School District, she is in the process of obtaining her master’s degree and ESL endorsement from KSU and will be graduating in July 2021. Her primary goal in joining the wonderful organization that is GNWL is to prepare students with the necessary literacy skills to continue their educational journey. In her spare time, Martinez loves to spend time with her family and take nice, long walks with her dog, Ryder.