Maria Martinez Hain: Inclusion Aide

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.