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Marla Martin

Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist

Marla Martin Drawing from a deep commitment to lifelong learning, Marla has served as an educator in the San Joaquin Valley for over 30 years. After earning her B.A. in Liberal Studies and credential from Fresno Pacific University, she began her career as a classroom teacher where she developed a passion for early literacy, reading, and English language development. She continued her education by earning her Reading Specialist Credential and furthered her expertise by serving as both a Reading Resource Specialist and a Reading Recovery teacher. Marla holds a M.A. in Education with a focus on Administration and Supervision from Fresno State University, and served as an Academic Coach for 6 years. She joined the Tulare County Office of Education ERS team in 2010 as a Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist. In this role, Marla serves districts across the valley in the areas of ELA/ELD, by training and supporting teachers and administrators in the areas of pedagogical practices, systems alignment, and curriculum development and implementation that align to the California content standards. Marla is currently the coordinator for the Tulare County Transitional Kindergarten Professional Learning Network, which seeks to provide a collegial network to equip and empower educators to stay on the cutting edge of learning theory. She also serves as the lead trainer for The Heart of Coaching and co-coordinator of The Coaches Forum, which provides training as well as ongoing support for cross-content academic coaches and instructional leaders in the areas of adult learning theory, coaching practices and methodologies, along with creating and enhancing collaborative school cultures. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Marla is thrilled that her own son and daughter have both pursued careers as educators in Tulare County, and counts it a privilege to coach them through their first years in the classroom. She sees this as the continuation of her legacy.

Marla Martin
(559) 651-4825, ext.3351

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Tulare County Office of Education
Educational Resource Services
7000 Doe Avenue, Suite A, Visalia, CA 93291

Jen Francone, Ed.D.,
(559) 651-3831, ext. 3301 • fax: (559) 651-0571

Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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