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Martha Farrand

Martha Farrand - Country Day School

Prep Teacher

I was born and raised in El Salvador from US parents.  After completing three and a half years of service at the Bahá’í World Center in Haifa, Israel, I moved to Costa Rica in January of 1990.

My early childhood teaching career began in 1992 and my experience has been in multicultural schools where I have been able to fulfill one of my passions – teacher reading and writing to ELL students. CDS has given me the unique opportunity to meet so many children and families from different countries and cultures, this diversity has enriched me and my students. 

I completed my Master's Degree in General Education in 1995 and experienced working as an administrative assistant in the Day Care Center at Country Day School for 6 years with children from 6 months to 3.5 years old. For the last 15 years, Prep has been my passion and I treasure the challenge of meeting my students wherever they are and helping them move forward. Working with parents to see that this development takes place is a wonderful opportunity that I also enjoy. Watching my student’s little faces light up once they understand and begin the process of reading and writing is magical to me.  I have directed several summer school programs at CDS for early childhood and elementary students.  I also loved traveling as a chaperone with the High School band to different parts of Costa Rica for four years. I have much experience working one-on-one tutoring students; whether it is to help them with their English language acquisition or other individual needs.

Outside of school life, I have been given the opportunity to serve in Bahá’í administration and I relish volunteering in outreach activities within my community. They help me grow and have shaped my life. I grow when I am exposed to peoples of all walks of life. I truly enjoy being a mother, cooking, walking, bike-riding, the outdoors and swimming.   I treasure living in Central America and traveling to other places whenever possible. My motto: “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”.