John Martin is the Communications Chair for GA PTA District 10. John is currently a technical trainer at a software company. In his career, John has worked at many fine institutions:
- SEDC (Current position)
- CNN (Writer)
- Southwest DeKalb High School (Science teacher)
- Emory University (Biomedical research specialist)
- University of Pennsylvania (Biomedical research specialist)
As an educator, John believes in advocating for all children, which he enjoys doing through the PTA. He has been a VP and President on the Board at Hembree Springs PTA, and currently serves as North Fulton Council’s VP of Local Unit Support, as District 10’s Communications Chair, and as a member of the membership committee for Georgia PTA.
John lives in Roswell with his wife Vickie and his 10-year-old son Zack, who is a Hembree Springs 5th grader and a Webelos in Pack 985, where both John and Vickie serve as den leaders.
John believes that 90% of accomplishing anything in life is simply saying “I can!” His inspiration derives from the intersection of science and education – the mission JFK set forth for our nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s. In 1962 he said, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.” In July 1969, man landed on the moon. Because JFK said we can, we did.