Meet the Teacher

Phone: 910-897-8353 ext. 510


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Degree in Elementary Education, 2001 MEd Degree in Instructional Technology, 2009 AIG Certification, 2012 ESL Certification, 2013 Reading Certification, 2014 National Board Certified Teacher, 2017

Mrs. Martha Chandler

Instructional Technology Facilitator

I am originally from the coast of NC. After high school, I attended Campbell University. I graduated in May 2001 with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I have been teaching for Harnett County Schools ever since. I started my career as a first grade teacher at Gentry Primary School, in which I was selected as the 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year.

After six years, I transferred to Coats Elementary School to serve as the Instructional Technology Facilitator. I graduated from East Carolina University in May 2009 with a Masters of Education degree in Instructional Technology. In spring 2021, I was honored to be selected as the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. This is my 22nd year of teaching and my 16th year serving as our Instructional Technology Facilitator. I deliver 21st century instruction to our students as well as our faculty and staff. I perform many other duties as well as serve on various school committees. I also help lead our Battle of the Books team, FIRST LEGO League team, and Buzzin' Brainiacs Club. 

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I also enjoy crafts, reading, and catching up on my favorite TV shows. My favorite color is purple and my favorite place to travel is the beach.