Martin Altieri, 38, is the Winfield Scott Elementary School Assistant Principal, starting July 22.
“My duties will be assisting (Principal) Ms. McGhee, who will be back in full capacity,” Altieri said. “I will assist with school operations, providing support to staff and students in order to meet their social, emotional, and educational needs, and helping to implement district curriculum and technology initiatives.”
Altieri has seven years teaching middle school social studies in the Shawnee Mission School District and served nine years in the U.S. Army.
He earned a Bachelors in Secondary Education from Emporia State University and a Masters of Science in School Leadership from Baker University.
Altieri’s hometown is Prairie Village, KS.
He has three children Morgan, 9; Marilyn 6; and Calvin, 4.
His parents are Michael and Joan, and he has two brothers – Matthew and Daniel.
Altieri has been involved in his community as a volunteer at Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Salvation Army. Additionally, he has coached baseball and soccer.
How did you become an educator?
“I have always enjoyed teaching and coaching and viewed education as a way to give back to the community and share my experiences and love of history with others.”
Did someone inspire you to teach?
“My mother, Joan. She went to college to become a teacher but opted not to enter the education field. She always said it was one of her biggest regrets.”
What is the best part of teaching for you?
“Developing relationships with students and parents. Seeing students excited to learn and looking forward to going to school. Watching students grow as young people and develop lifelong skills.”
What are the greatest challenges?
“Meeting the needs of students and ensuring learning is taking place for all students. Helping students deal with challenges outside of school.”