Martinelli has been an advocate for arts education for as long as she can
remember. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education, Certification in
Grades K -12, her teaching career has included Visual Arts instruction in both
elementary and secondary schools on the east and west coasts. Her graduate
studies earned her a certification in non-profit Association Management, where
she worked for both professional and trade organizations.
children became involved in the performing arts and led her to a lengthy
relationship with Children’s Musical Theater San Jose. She was the Treasurer of
the Parent’s Auxiliary for nine years and a member of the Board of Directors for two
years. She has also served on other boards including two Homeowners
Associations, the Institute of Organization Management Board of Regents, the
Community School of Music and Arts, and the Archbishop Mitty Parents
has been on the visual arts faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts
in Mountain View for the last three years as well as an active community
volunteer. She lives in San Jose with her daughter Michelle.