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Elsy Martelli » About Me

About Me

I was born in El Salvador and came to the USA when I was 17 years old. Early in life, I realized the importance of having an education to get ahead in life, so even though I worked part-time to help my family, I went to school and worked very hard. I attended De Anza Community College in Cupertino where I received my A.A. degree in Liberal Arts. Later, I transferred to SJSU where I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. I worked as an Engineer in high tech for a few years after graduation. I took a break from work and stayed home to raise two daughters before finding my way to Santee School as a Community Assistant.

I really enjoy working in this community together with the teachers, staff and parents to make a difference in our students’ lives so they can become the best they can be. Because when parents get involved in their children’s education by getting them to school on time, reading with them and checking their homework every night, students can learn and succeed. Parental involvement has greater impact than parents’ education, parents’ occupation and parents’ income. So parents, let’s get involved a little or a lot, your children will greatly appreciate you for being generous with your time!