Regional Education Manager
Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Center
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Kim Martinez is the Regional Education Manager for the Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Center located in Annapolis, Maryland. Her focus is to advance the goals of NWF’s “Be Out ThereTM” campaign to give parents, teachers, and community leaders the tools and resources they need to reconnect with nature. Her responsibilities include raising awareness of and increasing participation in NWF’s award-winning education programs, including Certified Wildlife Habitat®, Eco-Schools and Schoolyard Habitat, and the Great American Backyard Campout. Working in collaboration with state affiliates, Kim hopes to advance solutions to get children and families “out there”.
Before coming to NWF, Kim was Administrator of Professional Development for programs in the Teacher Support Center 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. Trained and certified in Project WILD®, she was able to integrate environmental education into her daily curriculum to promote responsible stewardship of our natural resources.
Kim graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a BA in Psychology and a California teaching credential. In 2002, she received her Masters of Education Administration from Azusa Pacific University. In addition, Kim holds a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate for Administrator I and Elementary 1-6. She lives on Selby Bay in Edgewater, Maryland with her husband, daughters, and dogs. They love to explore the South River and Chesapeake Bay by kayak or boat whenever they can.