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Fifth Grade Teacher

Mr. Carlos Martinez

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  • BA, Rutgers (1986)
Mr. Carlos  Martinez

Lakeland Christian School

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Lakeland Christian School

One of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.

WHAT LED YOU TO LAKELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL?

I am an LCS parent first. I had three boys graduate from this school, and the school has played a special and precious role in their lives. About five years ago, a position opened up in fifth-grade, and God provided the opportunity to serve here. It’s not just employment – it’s a ministry, and I am grateful to be a part of it.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO TEACH IN YOUR CLASS?

This is a difficult question to answer. It’s like asking who is my favorite child. I teach the Bible (Old Testament), so here are a few of my favorite lessons throughout the year: Ruth – It’s a great love story and story of redemption. Joseph – A great account of Israel’s salvation and our salvation. Gospel story during Easter – it is the central message of the Bible. It’s the reason for all that we do.

WHAT IS ONE FUN FACT THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU? 

It’s not a fun fact, but a good fact. God was gracious to me. I worked in a building that was physically attached to the Twin Towers. I gave my two-week notice to my employer, and my last day of work was September 4, 2001, one week before the 9-11 attack. I am convinced God had a hand in the timing of my departure, and I am grateful for his providence and protection.