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Children’s Guild Principal LaRon Martin chosen for American Express Leadership Academy at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement
BALTIMORE—LaRon Martin, principal of The Children’s Guild special education school in Baltimore, was named to the 2018 cohort of the American Express Leadership Academy at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Martin is one of 24 participants selected nationwide for a yearlong learning community designed to ensure individual effectiveness and impact in organizational leadership.
“LaRon Martin is a seasoned, enthusiastic, and passionate educator that is dedicated to improving student growth by increasing teacher capacity,” according to the Campaign for Black Male Achievement website. “His career includes experience as a classroom teacher, child find specialist, an instructional coach, assistant principal, school turnaround special education coordinator, as well as district office administrator.”
Martin has more than 15 years of experience in education with a background as a school leader in special education settings serving students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. He will focus on creating trauma-sensitive environments and restorative practices during the leadership program.
“LaRon is a true leader and makes every child feel cared for and sees that their individual needs are met regardless of the severity of their special needs,” said Andrew Ross, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild. “With LaRon at the helm, parents know The Children’s Guild can handle whatever issues may arise. We congratulate LeRon on this special achievement.”
Prior to joining The Children’s Guild, Martin was the assistant principal of the Villa Maria School. He also held the positions of assistant principal at the Center City Public Charter School and principal at AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School. In addition, his career includes experience as a child find specialist, an instructional coach and a special education administrator for the department of special education district office for Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Martin graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in special education and a certificate in administration and supervision/instructional technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bowling Green State University.
The TranZed Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and is dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of the TranZed Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy schools, The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, The Upside Down Organization, the National At Risk Education Network, the TranZed Alliance Conference Center, The National Children’s Guild Fund and TranZed Ventures. (www.childrensguild.org)