Our YAN Spotlight series is an extension of our “Meet the Staff” series of posts where we follow up with our Youth Academic Navigators since the last time they were featured on the blog.
Update 9/16/2022: Curtis no longer works at the D2 Center. Good luck in your new endeavors, Curtis!
In the latest installment of our “Meet the Staff” series, get to know Youth Academic Navigator (YAN) Evelia Gutiérrez, who joined our staff in October, 2018. You can hear more from Evelia on The Landscape from the Omaha Community Foundation, and learn about other D2 Center staff on our Meet the Staff blog page.
Jodie is the newest D2 Center staff member and she’s team teaching two elective credit classes at the D2 Center this summer with Ms. Clem Bell. Ms. Martinez just completed a 32-year career with the Omaha Public Schools—all as an English teacher at Central High. The past 17 years she served as English Department Head and for the past 3 years she also helped coordinate English instruction with the International Baccalaureate Program at Central. Jodie is a Buffett award-winning teacher with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UNO. She has a son who will be attending UNO this fall and a daughter who will be a senior at Central. Following her teaching assignment this summer, Jodie will be assisting the D2 Center staff with special projects.