Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Marla Martin

Hello rising third graders and parents! It is with pleasure that I welcome you to my class! I studied Elementary Education at Campbell University where I earned my master’s degree. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati. I found my home at Vandora Springs Elementary School in 2003 and have taught both second and third grade. I believe that a positive learning experience is built on a cooperative effort between home and school and I look forward to working with you this year to set challenging goals for your child while providing the support needed for success. I will keep you informed of your child’s progress this year and I hope you will contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you soon and to an exciting school year!

A Few of Mrs. Martin’s Favorite Things
Children’s book: The Secrets of Ms. Snickle’s Class by Laurie Miller Hornik
Adult book: I love anything historical fiction; especially WWII era.
Quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin
Team: Carolina Panthers
Restaurant: Panera Bread
Morning Drink: Chai Latte or Fruit Smoothie from Lorraine’s Coffee House
Snack: White Cheddar Popcorn and Trailmix/Flavored Water
NC Cities: Edenton, NC and Blowing Rock, NC are both favorite vacation spots.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Eric, and our two grown sons, Devin & Collin, and daughter-in-law, Cameron. Eric and I rescued a "Shepskey" (Shepherd/Husky) named Sophie who loves hiking and camping with us in our RV. I also enjoy treasure hunting in thrift and antique shops where I search for books by Kristen Hannah who is my favorite author!