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Mike Martinez is preparing students for the future

Cindy Ramunno
Melinda KruseMike Martinez, teacher of industrial arts, Spanish and math to Minturn Middle School's sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
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Family: Wife, Dena; sons Danny, Chris and Patrick.

Where are you originally from?: “Weston, Colo., which is 20 miles west of Trinidad.”

Where do you live now?: Minturn

Where did you go to college?: Trinidad State Junior College/Adams State College

How long have you been teaching at MMS?: “25 years – 28 years in Eagle County.”

What got you into teaching?: “Most of my college friends became teachers. I enjoyed working with students at various schools while attending college. I thoroughly enjoy being in the classroom.”

Most embarrassing moment: “Sliding off the road near the school while running late to a morning faculty meeting. My “55 GMC pickup still has the dent on the front bumper to remind me.”

Favorite book: “Centennial.”

Favorite movie: “How the West was Won.”

Favorite food: “A good steak with hickory-flavored meat sauce.”

Your hope for the school year: “To prepare these students to move on to the next level.”




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