Mrs. Martner first learned Spanish from her family as a child and then continued studying it formally both in high school and later as CSU Long Beach. One of her favorite aspects of teaching is watching students achieve their goals. Outside of teaching she loves music and reading. She has sung in choirs since elementary school and even had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall with her choir. In addition, she sometimes sings at special events such as weddings. As far as reading goes, her favorite genres and fantasy and historical fiction.