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People Place Multicultural Center

1989 - 2000

GirlTech Participant June 2000

Martha is a Teacher Specialist with the People Place Multicultural Center located at Turner Elementary in the Houston Indepentent School District. She teaches German Culture in simulated environments representing six different cultures;  Mexico, Nigeria/Africa, Germany, India, China, and France.  People Place is a Magnet Cluster Center serving all first grade students in HISD,and private and out-of-district schools through out the school year.  It has been in operation for 27 years.

Go to People Place Activities for some fun.


Martha was born in Ohio and moved to Texas as a child.  She asked her father if he would buy her a horse if there was even one child who rode a horse to school.  She didn't get her horse!  She did her undergraduate work at Texas Christian University in Music Education and has taught private piano and theory for many years in addition to her position at People Place. Martha received her Masters Degree from University of Houston at Clear Lake specializing in Multicultural Studies.  I am so excited about the Girl Tech program because it brings together two important issues that are dear to my heart:  issues of diversity and being sure that our girls are prepared to meet their life challenges with an eye on the future.

A love of travel has taken Martha to far off places like Germany, of course, and Russia and several eastern European countries.  Driving around Ireland on the other side of the road was a very wonderful and exiting learning experience.

Martha has been married to Robert for 'many' years. They have two children, who have a life of their own.  She also has two delightful grandsons who are moving to Alaska.  That will be the subject of another trip.



These pages were developed through GirlTECH , a teacher-training program sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education (CEEE) with support from the National Science Foundation through EOT-PAC.
Copyright © Martha Forster, June 2000

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