Hello! My name is Mrs. Maertens and I am the K-5 Enrichment teacher at Faithful Shepherd.
Here is a little background about me: I graduated from Gustavus with a Mathematics degree in 2010, and then went into the MN Math Corps for two years teaching 3rd-5th grade small group math. I decided to pursue an education career and went into graduate school at Augsburg to gain a K-8 teaching certification and a Masters in Education. Throughout my career I have been a substitute teacher, a tutor at Huntington Learning Centers for students of all ages (even into college level!), and I have taught 5th-8th grade at St. Joseph’s in Rosemount, 1st grade at St. John’s in Vermillion, and 5th grade in Cannon Falls.
Here are some personal things about me. My husband and I have two children: Emma (5) and Evan (2 ½) and a cat named Cloudy. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, but my all-time favorite book is The Giver. I love to play video games on my various Nintendo consoles. I also love to bake and decorate cakes. Above all else, I love to hang out with my family.