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From Troy Smith:

I am honored to be the new counselor at Martin and serving in this new role after over 20 years of classroom teaching. Most recently I have been teaching 5th grade at Meadowlark. I am looking forward to serving you and your child in a variety of ways including: academics, career exploration, and social and emotional development. My approach as the school counselor will be to foster trusting relationships with students by providing them a safe place to work together on navigating challenges, developing social skills, and reaching personal/academic goals. My schedule will vary on a daily basis, as I will be teaching the 3rd-5th grade counselor lessons. I will be teaching each class once every four days. I will also be meeting with small groups or individuals as needed throughout the day.  I look forward to working with parents/guardians, teachers, and school administration to foster this positive environment.

From Brandy Gaddis:

Hello! I am so happy to be the student success teacher for the new school year. This will be my 21st year of working in education. I taught 1st grade the last 12 years here at Martin. This is my first year as a student success teacher, and I am so excited! I am lucky to still be able to teach, as I will be teaching K-2 Guidance classes. I will also be working with some small groups on study skills and school success skills. I look forward to working with students, parents, teachers and school administration to have a great school year!

Small groups topics we plan to offer this year include (others to come):

  • Social Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anger Management/Cool Down Skills
  • Friendship
  • Organization


Contact info

Hours: Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 4 p.m

Phone: 316-218-4720

Troy Smith, school counselor


Brandy Gaddis, student success