Principle Approach Master Teacher
Martha is a founding faculty member and currently serves as Director of Professional Development at StoneBridge School, Chesapeake, Virginia. She has developed and supervises teachers in the Principle Approach Master Teacher Pathway and Certification Program. Mrs. Shirley holds a BS and MS in Education. Martha established The “Bible as Reader Program” for Kindergarten through 5th grade and authored the Noah Plan Reading Curriculum Guide. She contributed significantly to The Noah Plan Lesson Manuals, for kindergarten through third grade, and the 4th grade textbook, Walking With Jesus. She is a member of the FACE Board of Directors. Martha enjoys working with teachers as a mentor and trainer, and researching best practices in reading and writing. Her life verse is Colossians 3: 17: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Martha is the mother of two and grandmother of six and lives with her husband Jim live in Suffolk, Virginia.