Inspirational Educator of the Month
Congratulations to Mike Martin on being named the November 2014 Inspirational Educator of the Month.
Mr. Martin is a key part of our Business program and the Academy of Finance here at LHS. He teaches Honors Economics, International Business, Banking & Credit, and Keyboarding & Career Strategies.
Mr. Martin has called the local area home, having grown up in Catonsville – a place he still calls home. Mike graduated from Towson State College (now Towson University) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication, and came into his teaching career after 25 years in the private sector. He had been a long time coach in the community and when he was about 50 years old he decided to go into teaching to bring the real world of work into the classroom.
In addressing the “real world of work” in his classroom, Mike says that although it can be challenging at times dealing with all issues that our students face day-to-day, that in itself is inspiring to try and make a difference in their lives, and to see them compete on a high level with other students from communities that don’t deal with the same types of serious life challenges.
Mr. Martin spurs students on to face challenges in athletics as well as in the classroom. He has coached the JV baseball team the past 3 years to two winning seasons, and also the golf team the past 3 years – twice having undefeated teams, including this year at 10-0.
Mr. Martin is a proud father of four, with two grandchildren, and a devoted wife of 31 years. They are sure to be proud of his accomplishments, as are we here at LHS. It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Mike Martin. Congratulations!