My name is Christian Martin. I am the new sixth grade teacher at Stephen Hawking 2 STEAM Charter School. I received a bachelor of arts in political science and a multiple subject teaching credential from San Diego State University. I have worked with children in various settings and across a wide range of demographics. I went into education because of the impact certain teachers had on me as a child. This impact is summed up by the words of a lecturing educator I recently heard, "You will always remember how a teacher made you feel." To this end, I aim to treat my students with respect, understanding, and compassion, and to endow them with the confidence to believe in themselves. I am honored to be working in this community, which is much like the one I grew up in.
When I am not teaching, or cultivating lesson plans, I enjoy traveling, surfing, sailing, learning about other cultures and languages, and the outdoors. I hope my students remember me as the zany teacher that made them feel welcomed and valued, that believed in them incessantly, that always seemed to incorporate academics into any conversation, that respected them, and that motivated them to want to learn!
Ms. Anne Barnes
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Hello Rockets! My name is Anne Barnes and I am a fifth-grade teacher at Hawking STEAM Charter 2. I am a San Diego native (Go Padres)! I enjoy camping, watching college basketball (Go Zags!), cooking, and traveling to new places. Traveling to different countries has provided me with experience with teaching English Language Learners. I have taught English in Italy, Mexico, and most recently, Japan.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University and obtained my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Diego, along with my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. My style of teaching involves project-based activities, technology, and "Changemaking" (making a positive impact on the world). I hope to empower my students to embrace new challenges, motivate them to think critically and encourage their freedom of expression in the classroom. My goal for the upcoming school year is to foster collaboration in the classroom. Every student has something different to offer and I am excited to help the students facilitate community building.
Mrs. Sarah Eberlin
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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me. My name is Sarah Eberlin and I am a sixth grade teacher at Hawking Charter 2. I’m very excited to part of the learning community at Hawking and more importantly to be teaching 6th grade this year. I grew up in Orange County and Northern Virginia but have called San Diego my home for the last 18 years. This will be my fourteenth year teaching, but my first year at Hawking 2. I have experience in multiple grade levels and in different roles, I’m so happy to be back in my favorite grade- sixth! I earned my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at the University of San Diego. I then continued my education by completing my credential program at the University of California, San Diego. Finally, I completed two graduate programs at the University of Notre Dame; English as a New Language and Teaching Exceptional Children. I hope to share my enthusiasm and passion for learning with my students. When I’m not in the classroom, I’m enjoying time with my family. My husband is also a teacher and have two little girls that keep us busy!