When we feature ambitious Kenyans in our Diaspora valid dreams series, we think of them as achievers and great dreamers who are full of confidence, self esteem, and indescribable determination.
They are people that are determined to make sure that everything work out the way they want it to be, in order to get a fulfilling satisfaction.
Such people live in a world where their imagination have no limitation and they try each day to achieve what they have not attempted before.
When we say all this we have a Kenyan in mind that has done exactly that to qualify for a feature in our Diaspora valid dreams series, and that person is no other than Mr. Martin Mburu of South Carolina.
Martin Mburu is a Kenyan trained teacher who emerged top of all teachers in South Corlorina and was voted the 2019 District teacher of the year in Clarendon School district 1 in South Carolina famous for its motto “One team one vision Every Student, Every day”
Martin Mburu attended the Kenya Technical Training College at Egerton University and finalizing at the prestigious Kenyatta University where he studied special education.
Just like all ambitious Kenyans that strive to pursue the American dream, he relocated to the USA ten years ago and through hard work and determination, he has emerged among the top performing teachers in the very coveted title of the Teacher of The YEAR which attracted 60,000 participants in the state of South Carolina.
Mission Statement OF Clarendon School District
“Our mission is to provide an effective teaching and learning environment in partnership with the home, school, and community that will enable our students to be productive citizens in a global, technological society.”
Clarendon School District One shall provide effective, competent, and inspiring personnel to ensure all students achieve their highest level of learning and personal development.
MARTIN MBURU LINKEDIN CURRICULUM VITAE
Bachelor of Education(Bed)
Field of Study- Special Education and Teaching grade K9-K12
ACTIVITIES AND SOCIETIES-Chess Club, Wildlife Club
Graduated with Second Class Honors (Upper Division)
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Clarendon School District
Case Manager, Preparing IEPs, Behavior modification, Resource Teacher, Outdoor Physical Activities, Team Building Activities
MR MARTIN MBURU OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
He was voted for his outstanding use of technology in classroom and motivating his students.
Mr. Mburu uses green screen technology , animation, flipped classroom, 3D technology, podcasting, computer programming, virtual reality (Visiting Maasai Mara by virtual reality technology and watching people in the streets of Nairobi!) and making music videos among other teaching strategies that help nurture great relationship with students.
We surely must commend this true son of Africa for many after arriving in America and even while equipped with first class honors, don’t make it in their fields of study and only sadly end up doing meager jobs just to make a living.
Martin is exceptional for excelling in an area many have not succeeded in and more so, to be on top of all teachers, is a great achievement not only to himself, but to all of us as he has proved that Kenya will always remain on top in various fields.
This great teacher has made all proud and his great achievements, has evoked aspirations of many and sky is the limit statement is an understatement, as this Kenyan is destined to go beyond.
We in Kenyan Parents in USA(KPIUSA) and Central Organization for Diaspora Unity(C.O.D.U), wish to congratulate this true son of Africa and hope that he will eventually share and offer some of his useful skills and innovations to our motherland while still in America.
KENYAN PARENTS IN USA
BOARD MEMBER –CENTRAL ORGANIZATION FOR DIASPORA UNITY(C.O.D.U)
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