Helena Martinez

United States -California

Helena Martinez

Name: Helena Martinez
Grade: Any grade
Country: United States
State: California
About: Helena Martínez Bravo is an early-childhood educator, artist, and performer who considers children to be among her most influential artistic peers. From a young age, she learned about storytelling via family traditions. She received her bachelors in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College.Her teaching experience has been largely rooted in constructivist philosophies such as Reggio Emilia, emergent curriculum, and attachment theory to name a few. She specializes and delights in facilitating sensory and craft experiences for toddlers and young children. She considers herself a compassion-driven leader and a co-learner in the classroom. She believes in the underrated power of informal learning and strong relationships between students and teachers. She currently teaches preschool, occasionally makes art, is fascinated with the art education philosophies of John Dewey, and serves in the core of BACC- the Bay Area Childcare Collective.

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