Beverley Martin received her Ed. D in Educational Leadership from Fresno State University and is currently an Administrator for the Palmdale School district in California. Serving in this capacity at Quail Valley Elementary School in Palmdale allows for her to change the world one mind at a time. She is also a member of the Palmdale School District Leadership Team in addition to serving on the African American Advisory Committee. Dr. Martin is committed and passionate about closing the achievement gap for Black Students.

Her Dissertation: An Exploration into the Effects of School Discipline Policies on the Academic Performance of African American Male Students makes her a strong advocate of teacher and student learning. Her professional interests focus on communicative approaches with “protected dissonance” (a safe environment in which to take risks with ideas and ask tough questions).

Dr. Martin was one of the recent presenters at the Women in School Leadership Conference (October, 2015) sponsored by Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

In addition, she serves as Director of Women’s Ministries Southern California Conference, and is a member of the Golden Key International Club where service and giving back to the community is a key foundational principle.

Dr. Beverly A. Martin

November 7, 2015