Terese Martin

Director of Student Achievement
Crawford County School District

Dr. Martin’s doctoral research for her dissertation centered around the relationship between school culture and effective leadership styles. She began focusing on creating a strong mentor program as a school principal as a part of building a positive school culture and participated in monthly Mentor & Mentee Group Sessions to support new teachers. She continued this practice upon changing from a school-level administrative position to a district-level administrative position so that it could be implemented in all schools across the district. Within the past three years, she has expanded it to also include permitting mentor teachers to participate in instructional coaching as a way to provide support to their colleagues, while simultaneously building their coaching capacity.