Greetings Martin County students, employees, families and members of the community,

I feel very privileged, excited and humbled for the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent of Schools.  The Martin County School District’s reputation for excellence is a testament to your commitment to the well-being and academic success of children.  The numerous opportunities offered to students both inside and outside of classrooms are nothing short of remarkable, and I am committed to building upon the established framework to ensure all students continue to be educated for success, achieve their highest personal potential and explore their interests in a safe, nurturing learning environment.  As a father of three (Allie, Maggie, and Jake), all educated in public schools, I fully understand the dreams and aspirations that all parents have for their children to have the very best possible education that also meets their unique needs and differences. 

Prior to my arrival in Martin County, I completed a very successful, 27-year career in Kentucky public education (serving the last 14 years as a high-performing school superintendent).  I remain passionate about student achievement, equity and access, the professional growth and success of faculty and staff, and empowering families and the community to become full partners in the educational experience offered in our schools. In addition to its reputation for academic, instructional and financial excellence, the level of community support and engagement are what drew me to the Martin County School District.  As I participated in the interview process, I was impressed by the sense of pride employees and community members shared for the District and public education.  As I have traveled throughout beautiful Martin County, I have met countless students, faculty, staff and residents who have been incredibly welcoming and excited to see what lies ahead for our school system.  I look forward to continuing to meet and learn from each member of our community as we celebrate success and develop new goals for the future together.

As I shared before, I am humbled and honored to have been given the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent of Schools.  My door is always open - please never hesitate to submit any questions, concerns, comments, or accolades you have about our schools or school district to me.  I can be reached at (772) 219-1200 ext. 30222 or It is an exciting time for all of us in the Martin County School District and I am genuinely looking forward to building relationships and achieving the vision and mission of our school district. 


John D. Millay, Ph.D.