Hello! Welcome to my teacher page! My name is Mrs. Deidre Martino, 6th grade Language Arts teacher at the Punxsutawney Area Elementary School. I was born and raised in Punxsutawney and continue to reside here with my two children. I received my special education and elementary teaching degrees through Clarion University in 2009. I then continued my education at Gannon University, where I received my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as my Reading Specialist certification in 2015. In my spare time I enjoy playing roller derby, reading, running, attending sporting events, and spending time with my family and friends.