Martha is an early childhood special education teacher/consultant who joined the AEA in August. She completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern College. She holds degrees in Psychology, K-12 Education in Psychology, Spanish and ELL. Martha is currently completing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education at the University of South Dakota. She plans to graduate in December.

Martha lives in Sioux Center with her husband Dan, who works at Fareway, and their daughter Jaylee Elizabeth, 2. They are expecting their second child in January.

When she isn't working or studying, Martha enjoys fishing, reading and spending time with family (preferably on vacation).