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NVJDCS Teachers and Staff

Victor S. Martin, Jr., EdD


Victor Martin is currently the principal at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center in Alexandria. In Alexandria City Public Schools, Dr. Martin served as the first director of equity, as well as the director of alternative programs and equity. He was also the principal of Chance for Change Academy. In addition, he works with Georgetown University in its Center for Juvenile Justice and Reform.

Dr. Martin has international teaching experience, serving as a lead instructor for an English acquisition program in China. In addition, he has worked with the U.S. Department. of Education to collaborate with the education system at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. As a teacher, Dr. Martin worked for Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia and in San Diego, California where he began his teaching career.

Dr. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree from Oswego State University in New York where he majored in English and a master’s degree from George Mason University in education leadership. He was a fellow in the National Institute for Urban School Leaders at Harvard University in 2013. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Martin holds an office in the Virginia Alternative Educators Association and is a member of the Research Council for MSAN.  He was also a contributing author in Strategies in Action: A Collection of Classroom Applications, Volume 1 (2009). Preferred Pronouns He/Him/His.