Dr. Marin is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He later earned a Master of Teaching in Special Education from Liberty University. After moving to the Virginia Beach area in 2014, he pursued an Educational Specialist in Administration & Supervision k-12 from Old Dominion University. Dr. Marin recently earned an Executive Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University in 2020.
Dr. Marin is the new proud Principal of Kennedy Road Middle School, a diverse middle school full of potential and promise located in Griffin, Georgia. Dr. Marin brings an authentic and refreshing perspective to the field of education. As an experienced administrator, he works hard to foster equitable opportunities and inclusive learning environments where ALL students and teachers are valued and respected. Dr. Marin works daily to build meaningful relationships with students and desires to be the administrator he needed when he was growing up yet did not have access to. As a former struggling student himself, Dr. Marin is humbled to be able to give back to students who historically have fallen through the cracks of education and have not been given a second chance.
Dr. Marin has been afforded some incredible opportunities through the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) organization such as being selected as a 2017 Emerging Leader and being appointed as a “featured speaker” at the 2019 Empower Conference in Chicago. In addition, he met with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos and her executive team to speak on behalf of marginalized and underserved students and explained how the lack of funding has impacted their educational experiences. Dr. Marin is the past President of the Emerging Leaders ASCD National Affiliate. Dr. Marin is a contributing author in several books including Personal & Authentic, Unconventional Leadership, Modern Mentor, Forces of Influence, and It’s Me.
Dr. Marin looks forward to the opportunity to partner with the larger Kennedy Road community in an effort to provide each student with an ambitious educational experience. Our Kennedy scholars, are ready and eager to take the next step in their educational journey and I am committed to leading with excellence “The Kennedy Way!”