Caroline Martin serves as a director of strategic projects at NIET. In this role, Caroline works to enhance strategy and innovation, and increase efficiency and effectiveness both internally and across projects focused on teacher and leadership development with external partners.
Prior to joining NIET, Caroline served as manager of K-12 programs and a research analyst at the Tennessee Department of Education. There, she worked to identify initiatives that both promote equity and lead to positive outcomes for students on their path to college and career. More specifically, she has conducted research related to early postsecondary opportunities, college and career advising practices, and innovative strategies for building a college-going culture.
Before joining TDOE, Caroline led education research projects in international settings as well, including studies on the effectiveness of e-readers in Kenya, and public-private education partnerships in Nicaragua. She is also a former English teacher and college counselor, and received both a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and a Master of Education in education policy from Vanderbilt University.