Houston Ravens are Raving about our May Teacher of the Month~Melissa Martinez has a true heart for students. She is a coach, a professional, a partner, a shepherd, and an advocate. I’ve observed Missy coach, mentor, and counsel students in need of love and compassion, stopping short of nothing, to make their dreams become a reality. Mrs. Martinez is a professional, always learning and sharpening her saw. She commits to using positive behavioral support and has worked hard to implement the skills of Conscious Discipline in her classroom. Students know that Mrs. Martinez is their partner and assists them in setting goals to achieve their dreams. She is a truly a shepherd, reaching out and guiding each student who passes through her door; rich, poor, privileged or disadvantaged. It has been common this year to see her helping a student through a crisis, de-escalating situation after situation and using each as a teaching opportunity. Because of her dedication and no fail attitude, this particular student achieved two grade levels in some areas. She believes in every student and advocates for each one of them. She has answered the call to develop and nurture our most precious resource, our children. Thank you, Mrs. Martinez.