Phone: 630.636.2749


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Ruben Martinez, Jr.

This is my 18th year teaching in Oswego School District 308. I am currently a sixth grade Social Studies teacher at Traughber Junior High School. However, I spent my first 13 years teaching as a special education teacher at Traughber and a couple of other schools. I have always enjoyed social studies, which helped guide me toward teaching, and I enjoy working with students of different abilities. I studied at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Ill., for my bachelor’s degree, majoring in business administration with a focus on foreign language and international trade. I later completed my graduate studies at Saint Xavier University, Chicago, where I received my master’s degree in education with a specialization in learning disabilities.

My family means everything to me and I do everything I can for them, because they will do the same for me.  I have three daughters, my oldest is working in marketing and a Trade Show coordinator & an SIU graduate. My middle daughter is in her Senior year at SIU and is studying Electrical Engineering and is doing great. Finally, my youngest is a Senior in high school and doing great in school and playing golf and soccer. I am proud of them and share the pleasure of raising them with my wife Eva who is a Manager in Demand Chain planning for a local company.

I am here to help all my students and I am available every morning at 8:10- 8:29 A.M. to help get students caught up or to view a video they missed if they were absent. Students will need a pass to leave the Multi-Purpose room, so please make sure to see me before the end of the school day for a pass.  If I am emailed the night before I can stop by the  Multi-Purpose room and walk you down to my room, when that becomes an option again.  Please ask for help when you need it and make sure you understand your assignments so they can be completed correctly.  I want every student to be successful, but sometimes I need help to be able to help you. This year we will be using Google Classroom, I'm just  getting  comfortable using it, but hopefully it will be a useful tool with a technology component that will help all my students.  If needed we can can schedule time on Google meets for extra help. I'll be talking about that as the school year unfolds.


 Schedule when we return back to Live in Person classes                               I will be posting the Remote learning schedule on Google Classroom

My Class Schedule       Room F117

Homeroom  8:00-8:14am

1st Period   8:00-8:55am      6th Grade Social Studies

2nd Period 9:00-9:40am      6th Grade Social Studies

3rd Period 9:45-10:25am      6th Period Social Studies

4th Period 10:30-11:10am    Study Hall

5th Period 11:15-11:55am     Prep

6th Period 12:00-12:40pm     Lunch

7th Period 12:45-1:25pm     6th Period Social Studies

8th Period 1:30-2:10pm         6th  Grade Social Studies 

9th Period 2:15-3:00pm         6th Grade Social Studies