My name is Maricela Martinez and I am so glad to be back for my second year as the TK Aide and also helping as a part of the office team this year. I began working as a substitute for St. Mel’s preschool and the Extension program in 2019. I am looking forward to another great school year! I have over 10 years of experience working with young children in various settings. Most recently, I worked at Holy Family Preschool from 2016 to 2019 as a preschool teacher. My short-term goal is to finish my teaching credential. My husband and I are the proud parents of two loving children and one on the way! Our daughter is in Kindergarten this year, our son is 2 years old and our newest baby boy is due in October. A very exciting time! As we all continue to work together during this challenging year, I am ready to help and support our families as we navigate through this school year. I continue to pray that our Lord guides us all and continues to keep our students safe, learn, and grow in faith.