Former Regional Superintendent, Champaign/Ford Counties, ILMartin

Academic Degrees

Specialist in Education for Administration
Eastern Illinois University, 1989

Master of Science in Education for Counseling
Eastern Illinois University, 1980

Bachelors of Science in Educational Social Science
Eastern Illinois University, 1970 

Professional Experience

  • Regional Superintendent
    Champaign/Ford Counties, 1992-2003
  • Chair for Alternative Education Steering Committee Illinois State Board of Education
  • Black Male Symposium Sponsor
  • Co-Founder Statewide Counselors’ Academy
  • Delinquency Prevention Board
  • Immunization Partnership (Carle, C-U Public Health, Champaign Co. Dept. of Public Health)
  • Lincoln Challenge Advisory Board (developed GED program to meet Lincoln Challenge needs)
  • Partnerships with Parkland college to provide multicultural education and to assist the school in developing strategic alliances with secondary schools to bring dual crediting and distance learning to the high school classroom
  • Professional Development Partnership (UIUC, Parkland, Illinois Education Association, Champaign
  • Federation of Teachers and Champaign County school districts)
  • Project 18 Board of Directors, Vice-Chair
  • READY Alternative Education Program (Parkland, Cunningham Children’s Home)
  • Novice Teacher Program (one of several to initiate an induction program with the Regional Offices of Education, UIUC, Parkland, IEA, CFT)
  • Special Projects Director, 1991-1992
    Champaign/Ford Counties
  • Director of Adult and Vocational Education, 1985-1988
  • Regional Office of Education, Champaign/Ford Counties
    Administered 12 grants
  • Initiated the organization of the Champaign/Ford Vocational System
  • Initiated a Single Teen Parent Program for Champaign/Ford Counties
  • Involved in the implementation of a model regionalized Secondary Transitional Experience Program
  • Initiated the development of a Special Needs Program for handicapped, economically and educationally disadvantaged students in vocational education
  • Pupil Personnel Services Chairperson 1980 - 1985 
  • Homer School District, Homer Glen, IL
  • Counselor for K-12 district
  • Chairperson for multi-disciplinary staffings for district
  • Chairperson of the 6-12 curriculum committee
  • Social Science Teacher 1970 - 1980 
  • Homer High School, Homer Glen, IL

Grant Activity

  • 1988-1991 Co-Authored Grant
  • Director of the Illinois Vocational Student Services Network (IVSSN)
  • Developed the organization of the IVSSN
  • Developed mini-grant process for community colleges and regionalized vocation systems

Professional Affiliations

  • United Way, Board Member, Chair 2001-2003
  • Safe Kids Coalition, Board Member 
  • Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity
  • Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Illinois Association of Regional Superintendent


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