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Principal Dr. Patrick Martin

Dr. Patrick Martin, Principal

Dr. Patrick Martin earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Elementary Education from Fordham University and his master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Teachers College Columbia University.  He continued at Teachers College to achieve his doctoral degree in Educational Administration.


Dr. Martin began his educational career in private and catholic schools which included Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem and Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC.  For the past seventeen years he has served as a New Jersey public school superintendent in South Amboy, Ringwood, Union, and East Newark.


In March 2011, Dr. Martin was named Superintendent of the Year by the Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Union County, New Jersey.  In June 2014, he received the Educational Excellence Leadership Award from the Tri-City NAACP (Vauxhall, Summit, and Springfield, New Jersey).

Outside of his professional career, Dr. Martin enjoys spending time with his wife of 38 years, Marianela, and his three adult children and their families.  He is a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.