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by Destiny Colon, 7th Grade Reporter

Born in the Dominican Republic, speaks Spanish and English fluently, loves to help people… who is this? Ms. Tennessee Marcelo-Martin, a 6th and 7th Grade ELA teacher at PS 214X.

Ms. Martin came to the United States in the 6th grade. This is when she first started learning English. It was hard for her because English was not her first language. However, she was motivated to learn the language well.

Before her career in education, Ms. Martin worked in human resources at GHI [Group Health Insurance] and at Target.

Ms. Martin did not always want to be an ELA teacher. Originally, she dreamed of being a school counselor because she loves to help people, provide support, and reach out to others. However, teaching has still given her the opportunity to help students.

Ms. Martin’s goals are for all her students to obtain a solid education. Ms. Martin’s advice for students is to, “Stay focused in your education and create opportunities that allow you to follow your dreams!”

She is a graduate of George Washington High School and Herbert H. Lehman College, both in the Bronx.