Meghan Martins has served urban districts for 18 years as a teacher, administrator and state consultant. She began her career teaching in Worcester, MA and then in Bridgeport, CT. Meghan was selected to be the Teacher Leader in Residence at the Connecticut State Department of Education in 2004 and then joined as an Education Consultant, where she directed the Connecticut Accountability for Learning Initiative, providing technical assistance to central offices in urban districts throughout the state on district improvement planning, data usage in school systems and professional development.
Currently, Meghan serves as the Associate Principal of Instruction at Danbury High School, the largest in the state of Connecticut. During her tenure, she has led school redesign efforts including eliminating tracking practices, instituting open enrollment policies, designing student-centered programs and creating a Freshman Academy, a small learning community to support incoming 9th graders as they transition to high school. She has presented her work throughout the region, including conferences held by the Connecticut Association for School Superintendents and the College Board.
Meghan holds degrees from Clark University (BA in Psychology with a minor in education and a M.Ed. in Urban Education and Teacher Research) and Southern Connecticut State University (Professional Certificate in Educational Leadership and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership).