Alexandria Superintendent of Schools Dr. Morton Sherman has appointed two new Alexandria City public Schools Central Office staff members.
Victor S. Martin, Jr. is the new director of equity, in charge of the offices of Equity and Cultural Competency. The position assists schools and the division in monitoring areas of disproportionality and seeks to develop within the school system a culture in which diversity and inclusion are recognized and valued, and in which students and staff are supported in their development of a climate that addresses issues and opportunities of equity that impact student learning and success.
Kevin D. Bellamy is the new grants officer, responsible for overseeing all pre- and post-award aspects for grants benefiting the school system.
Prior to joining ACPS, Martin served, starting in 2006, as administrative coordinator, multicultural education, for Prince William County Schools. His previous leadership positions include assistant principal for Parkside Middle School in Manassas and summer school principal at Westridge and Antietam elementary schools in Woodbridge. He also served as lead instructor of the English Language Acquisition Program at the Hangzhou Babel Language Center in Hangzhou, China; and taught sixth-grade U.S. history and language arts at Saunders Middle School in Manassas and fifth-grade at Antietam Elementary School in Woodbridge.
Martin has a master's degree in education leadership from George Mason University and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Oswego State University, Oswego, N.Y.
Martin, who will serve as facilitator of the Student Achievement Advisory Committee, has served as a certified local trainer for Prince William County Schools and worked as a coordinator on the Prince William Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Instruction. His professional activities and accomplishments include numerous conference presentations. In 1995, the Aseltine School in San Diego, Calif., named him Instructor of the Year.
Bellamy most recently served as a grants writer and contracts manager for the National Minority AIDS Council in Washington, D.C. He also served as State Education Agency grant developer/founding liaison for District of Columbia Public Schools. He also has worked as recreation outreach manager for the Takoma Park Recreation Department in Takoma Park, Md., and as executive director of Southern Area Youth Service Inc., in Suitland, Md.
Bellamy has a bachelor of science degree in political science from Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md.