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Martin Named Scott MS Principal

For Immediate Release — September 17, 2013 | Scott MS
: DDESS Public Affairs | (678) 364-8044

Dr. David Martin

Dr. David Martin

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — September 17, 2013 — Dr. Elizabeth Middlemiss, Interim Director for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)-Cuba, announced today that Dr. David Martin has been named principal of Scott Middle School, at Fort Knox, KY. 

Dr. Martin joined DoDEA in 2010 as a Social Studies Instructional Systems Specialist in the Kentucky District Office. After serving in this position for a year, Dr. Martin was promoted to assistant principal at Naples Middle High School where he served most recently for two years. He helped lead that school through a successful AdvancED External Review. Prior to becoming an educator, he held positions in both the non-profit and corporate sectors. A passion for working with young people led him to teach social studies at East Ridge High School in Clermont, Fla. He also taught at South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice, a law-themed high school in Atlanta, Ga.  

"Dr. Martin is a seasoned educator and I believe he will continue with the fine progress already in motion at Scott Middle School," said Dr. Frank Calvano, Kentucky District Superintendent. "His sincere commitment to effective communication with all stakeholders will be greatly appreciated."

A native of Tennessee, Dr. Martin earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University, a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership from National Louis University, an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.