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Meet Tara Martinez, Athletic Trainer at Douglas County High School

How many years have you been at your DCSD school?   
Where did you go to school? 
I completed my undergraduate degree at University of Minnesota State. I am currently finishing up my Master's at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
What is your favorite thing about working at your school?
My athletes of course! Plus I have an incredibly supportive AD and a spit-fire athletic secretary who I love yelling at the athletes with ;)
What is your best memory while working at your DCSD school?
Just listening to the amount of banter that goes on in our Athletic Training Room.
What are some other professional experiences you have had?
I've worked the OTA's for the Minnesota Vikings, and work PRN in Colorado Springs for any needed coverage.
What are you surprisingly good at?
Eating an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies
What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do?
You can always ask my athletes and coaches!
What is your biggest accomplishment?
HOPEFULLY it will be this year, when I complete my Master's Degree
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Athletic Training
Family details:
From Saginaw, MI and I am one of three children! Currently my mother is in Montana, my father is in Michigan with my brother, while my sister is in Texas.


December 11, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Athletics and Activities

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