“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.