Julie Martinez - High School Teacher of the Year

Julie Martinez - High School Teacher of the Year
Posted on 04/05/2022
Julie Martinez - High School Teacher of the Year

We’re thrilled to announce that Julie Martinez has been named the 2022 Oakland County Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year.

An expert in her field, Martinez teaches English 11, AP English and Mythology at Lamphere High School engaging her students at every level, creating relationships and setting high expectations while empowering them to stretch their limits.

“Julie never fails to inspire her students, her colleagues, me,” said Lauren Martin, LHS English teacher and the teacher nominating Julie for this award. “One word I use to describe Julie is Fearless, she’ll try anything once, if it doesn’t work she adjusts, if it does work she improves upon it every time. Students are at the forefront of every decision she makes.  I am honored and humbled to be her colleague and friend.”

When asked to prepare a statement for the nomination, one student said “I can affectionately say that I consider Mrs. Martinez my “school mom.” I'm so fortunate that Mrs. Martinez was the first teacher I met because I got to experience being one of her “kids.” That’s an honor.”

Parent Kris Deagan added, “I have known Julie for about 10 years. We shared mutual friends, and our sons played soccer together growing up. As an English teacher myself, I was always impressed when I heard Julie talk about school and her classes at Lamphere High School. She always had such a positive attitude, and I could tell that she had a passion for teaching.” I remember hoping that my children would have Mrs. Martinez as a teacher when they were in high school.”

We surprised Julie at Lamphere High School during second hour this morning. Micheal Yocum - Assistant Superintendent, Education Services from Oakland Schools presented her with the award and Rodney Thomas - Lamphere High School Principal congratulated with a gift from the district.

Please join us in congratulating Julie on this prestigious award, she is truly deserving.


Julie Martinez HS Teacher of the Year

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