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Martin Odima Jr.

Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) district in Minnesota
Special Education Teacher Coach
Martin Odima Jr. is a special education teacher coach in Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) district in Minnesota. He is also an adjunct faculty member teaching undergraduate and graduate students the fundamentals of special education at the University of St. Thomas. Martin studied psychology at the University of Minnesota and completed his licensure and master’s degree in Special Education through the Collaborative Urban Educator (CUE) program at the University of St. Thomas. Martin Odima’s current areas of interest include educational equity, technology integration, inclusive practices for students with disabilities, and retention of teachers of color. Martin co-wrote a book chapter that focuses on teaching strategies for special education teachers to thrive and persist in a challenging environment. Also, Martin co-wrote a book chapter and article on how schools can create positive relationships with students with disabilities.