I would like to take this time to introduce myself. I am Mr. Martin, one of the Health and Physical Education teachers at Palmer Middle School. I have been at Palmer since it opened its doors in 2001. The 2017- 2018 school year will be my 20th year as a middle school educator.
I grew up In Athens, Ga. where I played high school football, some baseball and threw the shot and disc for our track team. I am probably one of the biggest Georgia Bulldog fans there is so you will see a lot of Bulldog memorabilia in my classroom and office.
I have three wonderful children - Casey, Kendall and Kate. Casey is 18 and is a senior this year. My first daughter, Kendall, is 15 and is in the ninth grade. Kate is the youngest at 9 and is starting fourth grade this year.
I earned my Bacholors degree in Health and Physical Education at Kennesaw State University in 1998. In May of 2005, I returned to Kennesaw State University to earn a Masters degree in School Leadership.
My first teaching job was at Camp Creek Middle School in South Fulton County. After teaching at Camp Creek for two years, I was given the opportunity to teach in the Cobb County School District at Awtry Middle School. At the end of the 2000-2001 school, I was asked to join the new staff at Palmer Middle School. I have been here ever since.
I look forward to getting to know all of you and for an exciting school year.