“I got my dream job. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say, I’m creating my dream job. Since late in 2016 I’ve been working as the creative director of web & video services for Martin & Associates, helping K12 schools improve their websites and communications. I remember the director of admissions asking where I wanted to be in five years, and it was this job that I fantasized about. The problem was that this job didn’t really exist then. But now Martin & Associates founder Justin Martin saw a niche from his work in public schools in New England, and we’re filling it. We offer schools and nonprofits what they are always in desperate need of: a good website and communications team without hiring a communications director.
"In my job, I use everything I learned at Marlboro. The pedagogy, the web design, the video editing, the project management. I used to needle our degree chair constantly because I didn’t like Wordpress, the tool we used to learn media production for educational uses, but now I work in Wordpress every day and see what he was trying to teach me about how to find the right tools to make teaching more effective. Thanks to Marlboro I can speak the language of education and I share its values."
“My boss always says, 'Schools are huge investments for communities, and these communities expect to see the tangible effects of that investment. Part of our mission is helping schools communicate the tremendous, and often groundbreaking work these kids and their teachers are doing in schools today.' We’re working with a school right now that has a full, jet airliner, VR simulator. Seeing the work these kids are doing gets you excited to tell their story and show the depth of their learning."