Rebecca Martin started teaching in Franklin County schools in 1992 when she was responsible for a multi-age combination class. She transferred to Shelby County in 2002 when Painted Stone Elementary opened and she was assigned a fourth grade class.
She became a Student Achievement Advocate the following school year, working with teachers with 0-4 years experience in all areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment. Her subsequent roles as Student Achievement Consultant and Instructional Coach whetted her appetite to be an instructional leader in a school.
Her duties have incorporated implementing Thinking Strategies as well as unit design and assessment strategies for Kentucky Core Academic Standards. Her primary focus, however, was coaching teachers to implement research-based, effective practices in instruction, assessment and curriculum alignment. That makes her confident in working with staff to monitor what takes place in the classroom. Martin first knew she wanted to be a teacher when she “played school in the third or fourth grade. Then my elementary teachers helped me love school. However, it was in high school when I visited a special education classroom during a career exploration class that I was reaffirmed teaching was my destiny.”
Martin’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University in 1992, a master’s from Georgetown College in 1997, National Board Certified Teacher designation in 2005, and a master’s in educational administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 2007.