Deputy director, program
Natalie Martin understands the hours of dedication it takes to develop talent. After having studied dance for years, she began teaching at 15-years-old while continuing to dance herself. Once she graduated college, Natalie went on to teach once again, but this time as a Teach For America corps member in Duval County Public Schools, located in Jacksonville, Florida.
Still working with TFA, Natalie then moved back to her hometown in South Carolina where she worked with corps members in schools across the state, including those she attended growing up. Back in her home state, she supported teacher development and data management with the goal of equity in mind. Natalie then returned to Duval County to work for New Leaders, an organization that identifies and supports school leaders to create environments where all students thrive.
Continuing to support education leaders, Natalie designs and facilitates learning experiences focused on K-12 learning for The Broad Residency. Striving to look at things through the lens of equity, she often finds herself thinking about the impact that race, class and privilege has on the outcomes of students – and has dedicated her work towards educational equity.
What project/s and/or results are you most proud of from your work at TBC?
I love being a part of the team that designs and facilitates learning experiences for the cohort. It is incredible to see the passion the cohort brings to the work and to watch them grow over their time in the residency.
What is your superpower?
My superpower is being able to make my Grandmother’s biscuits and her seven layer chocolate cake. Most of the time, they actually taste like hers.
What others say about Natalie:
“Natalie is the best organizational thought partner and innovation champion ever!”
“Natalie’s smile lights up a room!”
Articles by Natalie
Why I love The Broad Residency session…, The Broad Center Blog, August 9, 2018
What was it like to be at the start of this journey? Hear from Natalie Martin about why she loves TBR session. Read more.