Katrina Martin, owner and operator of Katrina's Resources

My name is Katrina Martin. I am a stay-at-home mom raising my two young sons in Western New York (think Niagara Falls, not New York City).

I have taught prekindergarten, second grade, sixth grade, and reading in public and charter schools in WNY. Creating teaching resources in my spare time was always a fun hobby of mine and I opened my Teachers Pay Teachers store in 2012 with a few products I’d used with my own students.

After being home on maternity leave from teaching for a couple of months with my second son, I decided to dive back into designing educational resources to make other busy teachers’ lives a little bit simpler! It gave me time to stay connected to my roots in education while spending the majority of my day with my kiddos. Now I’m a full-time curriculum creator and blogger.

Along the way, I started meeting other teacher-authors and now I help them in their creative processes, too! My specialties are content planning, technology, and proofreading.

Now my spare time is spent with my family, reading mysteries and thrillers, writing, watching television (Master ChefLove It or List It, and This Is Us are my guilty pleasures), going for walks, cooking, baking, cheering for the Buffalo Bills, and staying up-to-date with the latest gadgets.

I was born and raised in Lockport, New York, but I currently live nearby in Sanborn with my super hot and supportive husband, Nick, our wild and crazy sons, Cameron and Tucker, and our lazy pug, Lily.

DEGREES:

  • M.S.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Buffalo State College
  • B.S., Childhood Education, Buffalo State College

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NYS Early Childhood Education, Birth to Grade 2
  • NYS Childhood Education, Grades 1 to 6

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

  • Early Childhood Curriculum Design
  • Manipulative Use in Mathematics Instruction
  • The Role of Social Media in Education
  • Social Studies Literacy in Elementary Education
  • Technology Integration in the Classroom
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • 1:1 Device Schools

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • International Literacy Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • New York State Union of Teachers