Ms. Monahan joined the Center Street team in 2013 after serving Santa Monica USD as Assistant Principal for six years in high performing, diverse elementary schools. Her leadership experience includes facilitating professional development focused on the California Standards in English Language Arts as well as a school-wide transition to UCLA’s Cognitively Guided Instruction for math. Ms. Monahan has a strong background in child development and behavior as well as in special education. She received her Master of Arts degree from the Loyola Marymount University School of Education in Counseling and served for many years as a middle school counselor. She is committed to integrating, developing and improving a school-wide climate that fosters a safe and secure environment which includes, supports and values all learners.
As a parent and an educator, Ms. Monahan believes that a strong partnership between school and home creates the optimal environment for student success and that, in addition to teaching the standards, a primary function of elementary school is to help children learn to work with others and to make and maintain friendships.
To contact Ms. Monahan, email: Martha Monahan
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