Los Angeles Academy Middle School, Los Angeles Unified School District
L. Martha Infante is a National Board certified teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. As a frequent presenter in both the gifted education and social studies fields, Infante has trained educators nationwide and has participated in international study tours to Japan, China and Saudi Arabia. She is the president of the California Council for the Social Studies and was named the CCSS Middle Level Teacher of the Year in 2009. She is currently working with the Center for Active Learning in International Studies (CALIS) project at the University of Southern California and teaches medieval world history and geography to both general education and gifted/honors students at Los Angeles Academy Middle School. She blogs for InterAct and Don’t Forget South Central.