During the past 4 ½ years, it has been an honor to serve on the Wake County Board of Education. With the community’s support, we have removed partisan rancor from board politics, increased stability of student assignments, and returned our central focus to student achievement. I am committed to continuing this forward momentum as I seek re-election in the new District 6.
I have lived in Wake County since 1994. Here, my wife and I have raised two children, both proud graduates of the Wake County Public Schools. As a Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina State University and on the School Board, I am investing in education daily because I believe educating our youth is the most important responsibility of each generation. I know firsthand the critical role our public schools play in making Wake County one of the best places to live, work and do business.
I want to ensure a high-quality education for all students by promoting comprehensive education that teaches creativity and critical thinking while moving away from standardized testing. For every student to succeed, the next School Board needs to increase equity across our county’s schools regardless of magnet status or zip code. They must also find a way to provide adequate, sustainable school capital and operating funds. I am committed to using my skills, experience and passion to meet these goals.
Please consider donating your time or money to this campaign. And I ask for your vote on November 8.
Jim Martin’s goal as a Wake County School Board member is to: govern effectively in a non-partisan fashion, exercise fiscal responsibility and bring high quality education to ALL students in ALL schools.