Fond farewell, Craig Martin


Ella Bissonnette

Craig Martin has been teaching science at Starr’s Mill for 25 years. The Panther family gives a warm goodbye to him.

Teaching runs in the family for science teacher Craig Martin. Both his parents taught, which inspired him to become a teacher. 

“[I’m going to miss] everything,” Martin said. “I’m going to miss the students. I’m going to miss my coworkers.”

Martin has been teaching for 29 years. He taught for four years at Fayette County High School before spending the last 25 years of his career at Starr’s Mill. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University and a master’s degree from the University of West Georgia. 

Martin wants his legacy to be that he helped his coworkers and students, and for people to know he accomplished something.

“[One change] I would like to see a lot of the decisions being made as far as how we teach students,” Martin said. “I would like it to be the decisions of the teachers and not other students.”

Martin does not yet know what he is going to do after retirement. He knows he will relax over the summer and help his wife. When summer ends, he might do some substitute teaching at the school.

Starr’s Mill gives a warm goodbye to Craig Martin who has served the Panther family for 25 years.