Parker and Barbara Martin
Dr. Parker Martin ’66 earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shippensburg University and began a teaching career in elementary education at Tuscarora Area School District. Later he earned a Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration from Pennsylvania State University. He served as an elementary principal at Chambersburg Area School District and East Pennsboro Area School District, Enola.
To advance his career, Dr. Martin earned an Ed.D. Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. He then served as Assistant Superintendent at Upper Adams School District and later as Superintendent at Penns Valley Area School District in Centre County. After retiring from public education, Dr. Martin served ten years at the Pennsylvania Department of Education in several capacities including Chief of the Division of Middle and Secondary Education and later Chief of the Division of Private, Nonpublic, and Charter School Services.
Barbara Martin earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as an Elementary Education major. She also earned a Master of Education Degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University. She taught for Upper St. Clair School District, North Hills School District, and Chambersburg Area School District. Barbara volunteered for group homes and Cumberland County Residential Services Task Force.
As parents of a special needs child, the Martins have always been advocates for inclusion and maximizing the potential of the individual child. For this to occur, a child must have a caring and highly competent teacher who has the skills and motivation to work with students so that they might reach their highest potential.
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