• Welcome to Kindergarten! 

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    Hello! My name is Mikaela Martinez and I am thrilled to be the kindergarten teacher at Northwest Expedition Academy! Kindergarten is such a foundational year and I can't wait to get to know your child. 

    I was raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from elementary school on and am passionate about our community and instilling a sense of pride and service to our community in my students. Growing up I was very involved in competitive dance, primarily ballet, and once I graduated high school I went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. I returned to North Idaho where I began teaching dance full time, and also began attending Lewis-Clark State College to pursue my elementary teaching certificate. I am so glad my teaching journey has lead me to such an incredible school community! 

    When I am not teaching I am spending time with my husband Mario and our three dogs! Pictured above you see Franklin, our dalmatian, who is a complete nut! Then there is the little guy, Napoleon, who is a miniature dachshund and thinks he is the size of Franklin! Also, last summer we rescued a senior dog, a dachshund also, and added him to our family. We don't know what his name was, but we call him Buddy. He is excited to meet your kiddos as a therapy dog on Weiner Dog Wednesdays!!! He is very friendly, toothless, and just wants someone to pet him while he lays in the sun! 

    Mario and I enjoy stand up comedy, music, art, classic cars, collecting midcentury furniture, and spending time with our friends and family. We are thrilled to be welcoming our first child this January! 

    Martinez