James Martin


    Testing Coordinator

    Email: MartinJ@lake.k12.fl.us (preferred)

    Phone: 352-394-9600 ext. 5119
    James is an established educator with combined experience in secondary and postsecondary levels. He started his career in education in 2006 working for Lake Sumter State College, where James still teaches mathematics and astronomy courses. Dr. Martin joined Lake County Schools as a full time mathematics instructor at Mount Dora High School in early 2011. In 2012, James transitioned into developing and teaching the Game and Simulation courses at Lake Minneola High School. Since joining the Lake County Schools team, Dr. Martin has served in a number of roles throughout the county, serving in both instructional and leadership capacities. In late 2018, he joined the Grand Canyon University family to teach courses in education to current and future educators. In his spare time, James enjoys traveling the world, exploring new cultures, and actively engaging in outdoor activities. 
    • Doctor of Education, Northcentral University, 2018
    • Educational Specialist, National Louis University, 2014
    • Masters in Aeronautical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2012 
    • Mathematics 6-12
    • Computer Science K-12
    • Educational Leadership K-12

    Philosophy (in brief)

                Albert Einstein once coined the phrase, “No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.” As an educator, Einstein inspired aspiring scientists to research various scientific concerns from new points of view. The vast amounts of new knowledge obtained via observing the ‘world anew’ deepened humanity’s understanding of reality, inspiring creativity, innovation and invention for the world of tomorrow.


                Likewise, as today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders, educators must invigorate the minds of pupils to deepen subject knowledge that in turn inspire new ideas. Tomorrow’s problems cannot be solved with today’s philosophies. Students must learn how to learn to adapt to an evolving society. Through cooperative learning environments that stimulate the minds of students and teachers alike, the classroom has transformed into a practical learning environment, preparing students for real-world applications in addition to providing them with the knowledge to accomplish their life-goals.

                In my discipline of education, student learning is centered on developing skills in critical thinking, problem solving, compassion for others, and commitment to life-long learning. As an educator, I am fiercely determined to create opportunities designed to promote a student’s sense of truth, responsibility, creativity, leadership, and spirit. I believe students achieve greater understanding when they are challenged to construct knowledge through experiences.