NRI NOW would like to introduce the latest writer to join our team of freelance staff, Dick Martin of Glocester.
Martin is an award-winning writer whose works have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Smithfield Times Magazine, The Observer, Providence Journal and Woonsocket Call. He has penned both columns and news articles and has published two books: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sanity – a collection of short stories and award winning columns – and Mae – a creative nonfiction account of his late mother’s life.
Additionally, Martin has been an award-winning high school English teacher, who has been recognized by the National Education Association for his contributions to education. He was a teacher at Burrillville High School from 1971 to 2000, leading the English Department for much of his career, before moving on to Killingly High School, where he created school news magazine The Redline, which earned numerous awards from the Scholastic Press Association.
Martin was the only teacher in school history to receive the Burrillville High School Teacher of the Year award twice, with recognition in 1993 and 2000. He served as the Rhode Island director of the Journalism in Education Association from 1993 to 1998, and was recipient of the National Education Association of Rhode Island Media Award in 1996, the same year he was recognized as Glocester Citizen of the Year.
Please join us in welcoming to this highly experienced and acclaimed news writer to the NRI NOW team.