Local Superintendent Joins HPU’s School of Education Faculty


High Point University new hire Donald MartinHIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 31, 2012 – Dr. Donald Martin, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools superintendent, will join High Point University’s School of Education in August 2013 to teach in the university’s new doctoral degree program in Educational Leadership.

Martin recently announced his plans to retire from his current role as superintendent after 19 years. At HPU, Martin will teach courses in the doctoral program in educational leadership focusing on district level leadership including strategic planning for 21st century schools, understanding the nature of political systems, law and policy. 

“Dr. Martin’s appointment is quite significant to us in that he brings with him a wealth of experience at the highest level of school district leadership,” says Dr. Mariann Tillery, dean of the School of Education. “He will contribute immensely to the mission of our doctoral program which is to equip future educators to be leaders in solving problems of practice.”

During his career, Martin received numerous awards including the 2011 State Superintendent of the Year by North Carolina Association of School Administrators.

Martin received a Bachelor of Science in physics and a master’s in teaching from Duke University. He also received a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Kentucky.

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