Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Marisa Martino
Ms. Martino was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and a large portion of her family still lives there. She is a graduate of all Florida schools: Belcher Elementary, Oak Grove Middle, Clearwater High, and the University of Florida. Go Gators! She is proud to be a Florida Gator and graduated with a major in English and a minor in Secondary Education. After college, she moved back home and began teaching at Osceola. This is her eleventh year teaching Language Arts and her ninth year teaching Yearbook.
She loves chocolate, making people laugh by making a fool out of herself, jeans, anything Harry Potter, the feel of sand between her toes, Mexican food, and theme parks. She dislikes ignorance, the word carbohydrate, mismatched clothing, and people who lie. She tries her best to live her life to the fullest by traveling the globe, watching thinking movies, listening to lyrics with meaning, and reading books that make her question and reaffirm her values. Her family, friends, and her Golden Retriever, Murphy, ground her and give her a place to land when life gets tough.
Her hero would have to be her mother, who never ceases to amaze and inspire others, and who understands her to the core of her being.
Ms. Martino teaches English 1 Honors, Language Arts 3, Advanced Language Arts 3, and Yearbook.