Campus Teacher of the Year: Martin Fell

Campus Teacher of the Year: Martin Fell
Posted on 05/16/2020
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Current Subjects Taught:
 English II for sophomores
Teaching Experience: 8 years – 6 at Los Fresnos CISD
Hometown: San Antonio
Highest Degree: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington.

Why did you want to go into the teaching profession? 
I was fortunate to attend Huston-Tillotson University, a small university in East Austin. My professors allowed me to act a supplemental instructor to help with writing instruction, and I loved it. I loved the energy of the classroom; the powerful conversations. However, the thing I loved most was when my students improved on their compositions. It was because of these victories that I decided to join the teaching profession.

Who or what influenced you to seek a future in education?
My mom is my hero. When I told people I wanted to be a teacher, they would say the same old things about money. My mom, on the other hand, told me to pursue what I love. So it’s because of her that I am a teacher.

Why did you choose to seek a position at Los Fresnos CISD?
I moved  here from Austin and worked at a charter school for my first two years. I knew I wanted to go into public eduction, but didn’t know which district. The teachers I worked with, as well as the administration, spoke highly of Los Fresnos CISD. They would talk about the retention rate of teachers, and how the community and district work together. It was then that I knew I wanted to come to Los Fresnos CISD.

What does the district motto “What We Do Here Shapes the World” mean to you?
The motto means that every student matters. That every child is important. That everything thing we do in the classroom is for a purpose.
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