Hello Moulton Family! My name is Virginia Martin and I am one of the new Associate Principals this year. I am so excited to join the Northside family (Go Polar Bears!). I have spent the last ten years working at Hiatt Middle School. At Hiatt I taught Visual Arts along with being an Instructional Coach for teachers. I am especially excited to join Moulton because of ISU4U Promise and Turnaround Arts programming. All of my education is from Iowa State with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education that includes K-8 Art, a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Technology, and a Masters in Educational Leadership. Needless to say I am definitely a Cyclone and am very excited to help Moulton students bridge their relationship with ISU and continue to infuse arts practices into our learning and lives.
Just to give you a little history about me and how I landed at Moulton. I grew up in Paramount California [SoCal]. I earned my bachelors degree at Portland State. I taught for 7 years in a middle school in Downey, CA. We moved to Iowa 17 winters ago. The first 6 years my family and I lived here in Des Moines I was a teacher at Hiatt Middle School. The second 6 years we lived here I was an administrator [VP] at North High School. And now I’m on this journey of being the Principal here at Moulton. My education background is Elementary Education and have always looked forward to the opportunity of serving a school just like Moulton. I couldn’t be more thrilled with being the Principal here and I’m looking forward to building on the strengths that Moulton students and families already have.