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Mingo County Teacher Appointed to National Board

December 08, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Doug Martin, a graphic design and illustration teacher at the Mingo County Career and Technical Center in Delbarton, has been appointed to the George Lucas Educational Foundation National Advisory Council for a three-year term. He is one of 12 teachers to be named to the foundation board, which was founded by the creator of Stars Wars and Indiana Jones films.

 


Doug Martin, a graphic design and illustration teacher at the Mingo County
Career and Technical Center in Delbarton, shown in the center next to George
Lucas, has been appointed to the George Lucas Educational Foundation
National Advisory Council for a three-year term.

Last year Martin was one of four teachers named Technology & Learning Magazine's 2007 National Leaders of the Year. He also was one of 51 teachers across the nation to be named an American Star of Teaching. He has been a West Virginia Teacher of the Year finalist, Mingo County Schools Teacher of the Year, Arch Coal Outstanding Teacher Award Winner and U.S. Air Force Technology Education Outstanding Teacher.

Using cutting edge graphics and other multimedia technologies, Martin has turned his students into world-class artists, winning over 40 design and art contests, including the National Congressional art award, a national scholastic art awards and EA sports design award.  

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