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Nicki  Martinez
Language Arts
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Bachelor's Degree - Moorhead State University 1994

Master's Degree in Educational Leadership - Southwest State University 2005

Specialist's Degree (Principal K-12) - Tri-College University 2011


The 2016-17 school year marks 23 years of classroom instruction for me. Sixteen of those years have been with Detroit Lakes Public Schools. Four of those years have been with the Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center.


I am married to the world's best principal and am the mother to two amazing young adults. I have a passion and commitment to academics and instruction that engages students beyond the four walls of a classroom. I choose to challenge myself and others (adults AND students) to push beyond their comfort levels to experience and explore new worlds around them. 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~Nelson Mandella