Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman announced the appointment of two new ACPS Central Office staff members - Victor Martin Jr. as the new director of equity and Kevin Bellamy as a new grants officer.
Martin will assist schools and the division in monitoring areas of disproportionality and “seeks to develop within ACPS 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,” according to an ACPS news release.
Bellamy will be responsible for overseeing all pre- and post-award aspects for grants benefiting ACPS.
"I am so honored to welcome these highly skilled professionals to ACPS," Sherman said in a statement. "Each brings a wealth of experience that will reinforce our efforts to focus on the success and well-being of each and every student.
Prior to joining ACPS, Martin served, starting in 2006, as administrative coordinator, multicultural education, for Prince William County Schools. In that capacity, he conducted staff development in the areas of cultural responsiveness, disproportionality, positive learning environments and strategies to effectively close the achievement gap. He also coordinated the Annual Student Leadership Conference; and served as co-coordinator of the District School Improvement Team.
Martin's previous leadership positions include assistant principal for Parkside Middle School in Manassas and summer school principal at Westridge and Antietam elementary schools in Woodbridge.
Bellamy most recently served as a grants writer and contracts manager for the National Minority AIDS Council in Washington, DC, where he provided grants solicitation and contracts/grants management. He also developed the strategic development plan for the organization, including performance measures; and submitted complex proposals to multiple funders on behalf of the organization.
He also worked as a grants development specialist for Bellamy Consulting, where he provided grant development and consultation to local not-for-profit organizations and public charter schools in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and as a grant writer/editor for Prince George's County Public Schools.
Bellamy 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.
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