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STLCC Trustee Named 2017 Salute to Excellence in Education Award Recipient

The St. Louis American Foundation has announced its 2017 Salute to Excellence in Education honorees. Among the recipients is Kevin M. Martin, Ed.D., assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Hazelwood Northwest Middle School who also is a member of the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees.

The St. Louis American Foundation will present awards at its 30th anniversary Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards Gala, set for Sept. 23 at the America’s Center.

“It is a great honor to be recognized on behalf of the many scholars and families I have had distinct privilege of working with over my time in education,” Martin said. “This prestigious recognition is one that I most humbly accept and feel truly honored.”

Martin’s career experience includes being a math teacher and an instructional coach at Hazelwood East High School. He taught math and served as department chair at Sumner High School in the Saint Louis Public Schools. He earned his doctorate in education policy and leadership at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Martin joined the STLCC Board of Trustees in April 2017. He is interested in helping students in the communities served by STLCC.

“We can ensure we are offering programs to expose more of our youth to college prep programs so they’ll have the support and resources to be prepared for success,” he said. “In addition, the need for middle-skills jobs training is extensive, and STLCC is a great resource to fill the gap.”