Regional Education Manager
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Kim Martinez (NWF) is the Regional Education Manager for NWF’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center located in Annapolis, Maryland. Her focus is to advance the goals of NWF’s award-winning education programs, including Eco-Schools USA, Certified Wildlife Habitat™, and Schoolyard Habitats®. Kim collaborates with state affiliates and a vast network of on-the-ground partners to ensure the next generation of conservationists are inspired to protect wildlife and become stewards of their environment.
Kim is co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program Sustainable Schools Workgroup, chair of the Baltimore Community Wildlife Habitat Advisory Committee, member of the Annapolis Maritime Museum Education Advisory Committee, and also sits on the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Green and Healthy Schools Partnership.
Before coming to NWF, Kim was Administrator of Professional Development for programs in the Center for Teacher Innovation at the Riverside County Office of Education in California. Additionally, she was an instructor in the School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. Prior to becoming a program administrator, Kim was a classroom teacher in Menifee, California. Kim holds a BA in Psychology and a California teaching credential from the University of California, Riverside, a Masters of Education Administration from Azusa Pacific University, and a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate for Administrator I and Elementary Credential to teach grades 1-6.
Kim lives with her husband and three daughters on Selby Bay in Edgewater, Maryland. She enjoys kayaking, sailing and hiking with her family and is passionate about protecting the Chesapeake Bay and the natural resources of the Mid-Atlantic region.