Hello! My name is Amanda Martin and I am a second grade teacher at Bonham Elementary. I have been teaching for 18 years, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. Teaching is my passion. I come from a family of educators and my husband is a teacher at Abilene High. We have two beautiful daughters and a sweet, lovable dog. My why for teaching is I love working in a career where I know I am making a difference. My hope every year is to help students understand their worth. Each child is unique and watching them grow to be a lifelong learner enriches my life deeply.