4th Grade Teachers

4th grade team pic
From left to right: Mrs. Brinks Room 124, Mrs. Martinez Room B1, Mrs. Lertzman Room 122,
Mrs. Marks Room B2

This is my 17th year at Dodd and my 10th year as a 4th grade teacher. I'm super excited to be back with students! I'm told I have a great sense of humor and strive to make my classroom a safe, comfortable, and fun place to learn. As we enter another challenging school year, I hope my students become lovers of learning, learn to enjoy a good challenge, and grow to be superstars of ASD! --Mrs. Brinks

Hello Dodd Family!  My name is Miriam Martinez – Perez and I teach fourth grade.  I started my teaching career in 1996 in New York City.  In 2007 we moved to Allentown.  My son attends Allen High School, so I am both a teacher and a parent in the district.  I am a stark   believer in public education and have dedicated the last 25 years of my life to this cause.  I know the value of a good education firsthand.  My family immigrated to the USA from the Dominican Republic when I was seven years old.  As a child, my parents always stressed the importance of school because they view education as the bridge to the American dream.   I am very proud to be a teacher and look forward to a wonderful, inspiring, and successful school year.

I've been teaching for 14 years. I love gardening, spending time with my family, reading, and going to the Poconos. --Mrs. Lertzman

Hello! My name is Stephanie Marks. This is my fourth year here at Dodd and I am very glad to be back in the classroom with students.  When I am not teaching I enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to a great school year!