Mrs. Durham-Martin

  • “Developing socially competent students prepared to compete in a global society.”


    I am Lovetta Durham-Martin, I have been serving as an Instructional Coach at Bunche for the last five years.  My passion in life is to inspire urban city youth to become productive and self- sufficient citizens.  This is my 15th year of service in Atlanta Public Schools.  I possess over 20 years of experience working with inner city youth. 

    My residency started in Atlanta, when I enrolled at Morris Brown College, where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in 2000.  In 2008, I obtained my Masters Degree in Teaching Middle Grades from Brenau University.  After serving as a teacher for eight years, I decided to pursue a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, at Mercer University. 

    The part of my job that I enjoy most is being able to interact with students on each grade level.  Middle School can be very challenging as students are in the identity development stage of their lives.  I love watching them transform from the child that they are in sixth grade to the teenagers that they become by the end of eighth grade.  Through my experiences with youth I have learned that students don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.  Every day of service at Bunche, I am committed to helping students prepare for their choice filled futures.