Maria Martinez Hain has been on staff at Cherry Preschool since 2005. Before that, she was the parent of two boys who attended Cherry. As a parent, Maria served two years on the Cherry Board doing Community Outreach. She is currently an Inclusion Aide in the Red Room Dual Language class where she utilizes her skills as a native Spanish speaker. Previously, Maria was an Aide in the Orange Room for many years, working primarily with three-year-olds. Maria’s secondary role is as Latino Program Coordinator, functioning as Cherry’s liaison with our Spanish speaking families and translating materials for Cherry. Maria has a BA in Communications from Loyola University Chicago and worked in public relations and marketing in the non-profit sector before becoming a full-time mom. Her two Cherry graduates are now a sophomore at WashU in St. Louis, and a happily employed college graduate.