|Martinez to serve as regional art rep|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Holyoke Elementary School art teacher Christina Martinez has been elected to serve with the Colorado Art Educators Association as the regional board representative for the northeast region.
Martinez said she is excited for this opportunity to get more involved with other art teachers and represent Holyoke at the state level. As a regional representative, she looks forward to the say she will have in decisions the association makes and how that will impact art teachers in Colorado.
She will be representing and communicating with art teachers in Phillips, Sedgwick, Yuma, Washington, Logan, Morgan and Weld counties.
Part of her duties include attending board meetings, submitting a regional report for CAEA’s Collage magazine, writing articles, nominating educators for awards, presenting at the annual CAEA conference and serving on committees.
Martinez said a committee she will be serving on is in charge of social media on the association’s Twitter page.
As an elementary art teacher, Martinez has found the workshops at the annual conference very helpful in collaborating and sharing ideas with art educators across the state, so she hopes to get other art teachers from the region to attend the conference next year.
Martinez, who has become known for her hands-on art projects using recycled materials, began teaching at Holyoke Elementary in 2010. She continues to bring innovative ideas to her local school and will now get to share those with the CAEA board, as well.
Holyoke Enterprise May 16, 2013