Plymouth Elementary technology director to be recognized at Bammy Awards

­​PLYMOUTH — The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced today that Plymouth Elementary School Technology Director John Martin has been nominated for honors in the category of School Technologist at the 2015 Annual Bammy Awards to be held in Washington DC this fall.

The Bammy Award is a cross­discipline award recognizing the contributions of amazing educators from Martin's passion in his job as a technology educator has enabled him to work with other teachers across the globe: from the rural and urban schools of the United States to the jungles of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, then halfway around the world to the culture and chaos of South Asia to work with experienced educators in New Delhi, India and with both experienced educators and pre­service teachers in Islamabad, Pakistan.

He also serves as "Chief Imagineer & ExperiMentor" for his own consulting company White Mountain Technologies, served as a school board member, moderates the education focused Twitter chats #NHed and RuralEdChat, and provides professional development opportunities across the country.

"All across the nation, nominees like John Martin demonstrate that there is exceptional work being done to educate our children on many levels. Much of the good work being done goes unrecognized and is not covered in traditional media. Students are not the only ones who need validation. More than ever before, educators need to be validated and the stories about what's going right in American education need to be told," said Errol St. Clair Smith, executive producer of the Bammy Awards. "We are delighted to be part of this collaborative, nationwide effort for the fourth year."

Honorees will be announced on September 26th at a red­ carpet event in Washington, D.C. The Bammy Awards are presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, which includes leading educators, education professors, journalists, editors, researchers, commentators, advocates, activists, visionaries and pioneers. The Academy is comprised of a board of governors, a council of peers and the executive committee. Supporters can vote online to help recognize the contributions to the education community that led to the selection of John Martin for this prestigious education community honor at http://www.bammyawards.org.

CAPTION — John Martin. (Courtesy photo)