HS Science & Computer Science
Martha serves as our High School Science and Computer Science teacher. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA with a Bachelor of Art degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After college, Martha worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Chicago and Champaign, IL area, in Iowa City, and in Kansas City, MO. She joined the Valley team in 2009 and in 2016 Martha completed her Master’s in Science Education from UNI. Martha states, "I love to teach about the nervous system and the brain in Anatomy and Physiology class."
Martha and her husband, Doug, have two sons. John graduated from Valley in 2013 and David graduated in 2016. Martha is an outdoor enthusiast and really enjoys walking, running, biking, and cross country skiing. Her and her husband attend Ascension Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Martha states, "Following Jesus is what gives my life joy and wonderful sense of adventure. Knowing that Jesus loves me and is taking care of me, in the good times and the bad, is what gives me peace."