Craig Martin

As principal of Michael J. Perkins School, Craig Martin leads with a deep sense of purpose and a remarkable capacity to guide teachers and staff toward clear goals with shared accountability for outcomes. Martin’s supervisor, who calls him “one of the most promising young leaders in Boston Public Schools,” notes his “unwavering commitment, emotional maturity, and instructional knowledge beyond his years” as assets that have served Perkins students and staff and led to exceptional academic gains. A committed student of pedagogy, Martin is an active instructional leader, guiding Grade Level PLCs and Leadership Teams in honing targeted instruction to meet the particular needs of every student. Never one to lead at a distance, Martin teaches two small groups of his own and engages in mutual reflection inquiry with interventionists to improve differentiation. Families and students appreciate Martin’s passion and warmth, while colleagues see him as a committed visionary, which is clear in his statement that “our call to action as educators is to cultivate genius within each of our scholars so they can actualize their greatest potential.” Martin has received multiple recognitions for his leadership and holds an impressive service resume for such a young leader, having founded multiple organizations to support the educational leadership of People of Color. Martin holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Dillard University, an M.Ed. from Lesley University, and is working toward an Ed.D. from Abilene Christian University.