Fordham Family Times

November Edition

Meet Our School Literacy Coach-Mrs. Amy Martin

Hello Fordham Families! I am Amy Martin, and I am the literacy coach at Fordham Early Learning Academy.


I have wanted to be a teacher since my earliest childhood memories. I don’t think I ever gave a different answer to the “What do you want to be…” question. I would still answer that the only thing I want to be when I grow up is a teacher. I started teaching in North Carolina in 1994 and have had a variety of teaching experiences from PreK-5th grade as a teacher and as a literacy coach. In 2016 I moved to Maryland, where I spent 3 years working with all grade levels as a reading interventionist then, in 2019, we moved to Ocala, Florida, where I taught 1st grade and then began working as a literacy coach last year.


I am so excited to be at Fordham, where my real passions as a teacher and a coach can be utilized. While I enjoy all students, my real joy comes from early literacy. Giving students the strategies and skills to become readers is the most magical experience I can imagine. I love working with teachers to plan for great instruction. I believe every student is an individual, and I work hard to choose the best strategy for every student to be successful.

I am a wife and also a mom to 4 of my own children, aged 27-18. My youngest is the only one who moved to Florida with us, and he is a senior in high school this year. I look forward to working with your families and our students for many years to come. GO FOXES!

November Monthly Calendar

The November Monthly Calendar has been printed and will be sent home for your convenience. The calendar can also be referenced using the link below.

School Pictures-November 1

Tuesday, November 1, is school picture day. Please remind your child to wear their best smile. If you have not already paid online and are interested in purchasing pictures, please use the envelope sent home recently. Cash or check is an acceptable form of payment when using an envelope. Additional envelopes are available in the front office.
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