Superintendent's Message

Team Martin County,

It is an honor and privilege to be selected as your next superintendent. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my deepest appreciation to our board of education for selecting me to serve the students, faculty, staff, parents and community of the Martin County School District. 

First, for those of you who do not know me, I have 21 years of experience working for the Martin County Board of Education.  I have spent 4 years as an elementary teacher, 6 years as an elementary principal, 3 years as director of pupil personnel, 2 years as instructional supervisor and 6 years as assistant superintendent.  These valuable years of experience have given me many opportunities to develop a multi-level administrative framework which includes classroom instruction, curriculum alignment, data analysis, professional development, budget development and collaborative decision making.  My current employment as Principal of Harlow Early Learning Center has provided me with valuable knowledge and experience with early childhood education.

I look forward to working with each of you and I extend my assurance to be accessible, fair, and honest with everyone.  I will strive to keep clear and transparent communication with all stakeholders. I know that Martin County has the best students and staff and we will work together to continue to improve student achievement. 

Martin County has “Persevered to be Proficient” and now we are “Determined to be Distinguished.”  Together we can make this a reality!




Larry James


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