John and Allyson in Spain
Penelope and Pippa
Allyson and John in Spain

More about Mrs. Martin

  • Thank You so much for visiting my webpage.  I am excited to be starting my sixth year teaching at Mountain Brook Elementary.

     

    I was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania.  My parents, and extended family still live there.  I have one younger brother, who graduated from Penn State University and is living and working  in Tampa, FL.  I attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2010 with an elementary education degree.  In Pennsylvania, I worked as an elementary reading coach for students in grades K-2.  In December 2014, I was awarded my Masters Degree in Special Education from Auburn University.  My studies have helped me to better assist students and help them to become better learners.  I am committed to my students and their families.  I want every child to be successful!

     

    In August 2011, I moved to Birmingham to be closer to extended family in Atlanta and Tampa.  Through my aunt, my husband and I met on a mission trip in 2007.  My husband, John, and I were married on July 6, 2013.  John loves working for the United Way of Central Alabama as their Vice President of Campaign and is a native of Atlanta.  We live in Hoover with our two wonderful dogs, Penelope "Lope" and Pippa.  They are both rescue dogs.  Lope is 10 years old and Pippa is 4 years old.  They are the source of great joy and entertainment in our lives. We are excited to be welcoming our first child at the end of February, 2019.  We are excited to meet the newest Martin!

     

    In my free time, I enjoy reading, crafting, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with Penelope and Pippa.  I love to spend time with family and friends, attending Auburn games, Barnons and Braves games as well.  I have traveled to some wonderful places and enjoy trying new things.  John and I love to work in our yard as well.  We also enjoy taking Lope and Pippa with us on our many roadtrips and vacations.

     

    I am so excited to be teaching at MBE and look forward to learning more about each of my students and their families.  I will work tirelessly to be sure my students are reaching their full potential and are engaged in their learning.  I believe that all students are leaders and all students have the capacity to do wonderful things.