Nathaniel Martin Jr

Waller Martin has served families in Enterprise, Alabama as an educator and administrator since 1992. During that time he has held many roles simultaneously, accruing 15 years experience at the junior high school level as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal before going on to serve his district as Elementary Education Supervisor. As Supervisor, Martin helped to oversee the district’s response to displacement in the wake of a catastrophic tornado that destroyed two schools and led to the consolidation of six kindergarten populations to create Enterprise Early Education Center, where he continues to serve as principal. Martin’s leadership is driven by open communication and mentorship. By building leadership and collaboration across stakeholder groups, he has fostered a culture that holds parents and community members as central to school success. During his tenure, Martin has procured resources and developed best practices to strengthen early childhood education at the school with a focus on giving all students adequate pre-K learning opportunities regardless of socio-economic background. He helped secure public funding for a new pre-K program, oversaw a building expansion to house it, led a community-led recruitment drive, and supported teachers in cultivating developmentally appropriate practices to help early learners become school-ready. Mr. Martin holds a B.S. and M.S. in History Education and Ed.S. from Troy University. He is currently pursuing his Ed.D. from Samford University in Birmingham.