Who’s Martin?


Noooo . . . not “Martin” —
Phillip Martin!

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC

I’ve been getting more than a few “Who’s Martin?” questions and it finally dawned on me who everybody was asking about.

He is the heartwarmingly generous and world-changing artist and educator who created (and has allowed me to use) the adorable graphics that accompany the majority of my posts here on ADDandSoMuchMore.com.

Since there’s a link to his website on the sidebar of every post on this blog (scroll down to the links on that skinny column to your right), I don’t always caption his artwork — especially since his copyright is already incorporated into the graphic.

Oops! – sometimes sizing makes it tough to read “Phillip” clearly —
thus the repeated “Who’s Martin” questions.  Now you know.

Some of you will CLICK HERE to read his own version of his resume on his site.
The rest of you can read my version below (essentially his, with a few nip-tucks – permission requested and received from his FaceBook page)

IF YOU ARE AN EDUCATOR, you REALLY want to take the time to click around over there – he’s got really cool, totally free, no-strings-attached resources for you as his gift to education.  What a guy, huh?

You will ALL be glad you spent the time to visit if you CLICK HERE to jump over to his Hall of Fame and get acquainted with some of his past projects – creating community along with “wall-art” murals — ALL OVER THE WORLD.  

Don’t skip the text in your eagerness to get to the artwork. It will mean SO much more if you know the stories behind what you’re looking at. (WARNING: If you are like me and cry when you are touched, grab that Kleenex™ box before you click!!)

Want something proprietary?

If you have the thought that you might want to commission Phillip for a school or site logo, custom clip art, T-shirt design or other special project, PLEASE take the time to follow up on that instinct.  The guy surely must need the bucks, because he GIVES SO MUCH AWAY, and we are shamefully stingy with teacher pay here in the getting-less-good-all-the-time ole’ USA.

You’ll figure out all by your lonesome that he’s away A LOT, but can always be contacted by e-mail: <phillip.martin.art@gmail.com> or reached on his FaceBook Page.

Click HERE for pictures of his latest mural project and an article on his activities posted by The Columbus Dispatch. 

Highlights of Phillip Martin’s ACHIEVEMENTS in his own words:

University of Wisconsin-Stout Online professor of “Art for the Non-Art Teacher“. This course is for all teachers and is designed to enhance art education at a time when the arts are threatened by the standardization of education and at risk of being cut from the core curriculum.

The course will emphasize hands-on experience integrating the Elements of Art (line, shape, texture, value, color and space), followed by the Principles of Art (harmony, variety, contrast, balance, movement, and dominance), and Artistic Styles (realism, impressionism, pointillism, and surrealism) and strategies supportive of art integration as part of cross-curriculum instructional activities.

Microsoft featured teacher of the month at Encarta Schoolhouse for GRAND PRIZE winning lessons and web pages on both Hammurabi and African Folk Tales.

CERCOS Presenter on subjects ranging from Ancient China to the use of Folk Tales in the classroom in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai

Beyond War Award for Peace Corps service

Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges

Phillip Martin’s PUBLICATIONS :

Social Studies.com Teaming up with the people from Mr.Donn.org and SocialStudies.com, PowerPoint presentations on the Ancient Civilizations of the Mayas, Inca, Aztecs, Rome, Greece, Egypt, China, Indus and Early Man feature my cartooning to capture the imagination of young historians.

Once Upon West Africa, to be published (eventually) by Tahanan Books, a collection of African Folk Tales gathered as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia West Africa.

Pppst.com Once again, teaming up with Mr. Donn.org, this website compiles PowerPoint presentations throughout the web to make life easier for teachers and students alike. And, my artwork makes it even more entertaining.

Free Clip Art website created for teachers and students alike, with the same “kid-friendly” cartoons that can be seen throughout this site.

Folk Tales / Cartoons published by The Education Center, Greensboro, NC and Zaner Bloser, Columbus, OH.

Designed two Philippine postage stamps for 75th anniversary of International School Manila.

Science Lesson “Newton’s Egg-ceptional Laws” included in ScienceGrasp lesson book printed by Upjohn for the National Science Teachers Association Convetion.

Other cool stuff about Phillip Martin (don’t you really want to KNOW this guy?)

  • International Schools Theater Assocation director of “Deep in the Bush, Where People Rarely Ever Go” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,  and Manila, Philippines.
  • Participated in additional workshop in Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • In association with Creating Original Opera sponsored by the New York  Metropolitan Opera, directed the student written play “Once Upon a Happy Client”
  • Community Theater productions as Senex in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Brindsley in “Black Comedy,” and Jason in “Atalanta”
  • Selected for participation in both the  NASA / NSTA NEWEST Teacher Workshop and the Upjohn / NSTA ScienceGrasp Hands – On Science Program
  • Presenter at National Science Teacher Association Convention, Anaheim, CA
  • Completed 20 hours of graduate work beyond a Masters Degree including “Productivity Software”, “Skills for Adolescence”, and “Teaching with the Internet”.



Ohio, United States

  • Illustrator for phillipmartin.com clip art site for teachers and educational resource Pete’s PowerPoint Station.
  • Muralist for deserving walls around the world. The walls range from schools to a burn center, orphanages to community centers, in Belgium, Namibia, Albania, Romania, Estonia, Swaziland, South Africa and Ecuador.

Antwerp International School — Antwerp, Belgium

American International School of Lusaka — Lusaka, Zambia

International School Manila — Philippines

Woodward Elementary — Delaware, Ohio

Casablanca American School — Casablanca, Morocco

Ministry of Education, Liberia Instructional Supervisor /

Havencroft Elementary School — Olathe, Kansas

Phillip Martin’s EDUCATION:
M.S. in Education – University of Missouri in Kansas City
Elementary Certification
B.A. in Art; Minor in History
MANC, Olathe, Kansas

Phillip Martin’s World Travels —  as of December 2011
Northern, Southern, and Western Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean, South and Central America, South East Asia, and the United States.

SOME of Phillip Martin’s other INTERESTS:
Reading, Writing, Cartooning, Portraits, Drama, Computers, Photography, Egg Decorating, Travel off of the Normal Tourist Beaten Paths of the World, and he says that he’s “seriously spending too much time learning to design web pages.”


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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

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