Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Martin Mahan

Martin Mahan serves as the Deputy Superintendent of Fort Smith Public Schools. He has been in this role since December of 2020. 

During his tenure with the Fort Smith Public Schools, Mahan has held a variety of roles, including Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Campus Support, Executive Director of Human Resources, Director of Secondary Education, Principal at Northside High School, Principal at Kimmons Junior High, Assistant Principal at Darby Junior High, and Social Worker/Counselor and Instructor at Belle Point Alternative Center.

In Fort Smith, he has been part of the Closing the Achievement Gap Committee, District Technology Applications Committee, the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program, the development of the Peak Innovation Center and the Health Sciences Academy, the development of the FSPS K-12 Virtual Option, the creation of the Aspiring Leaders’ Institute and other initiatives. 

In addition to his administrative work, Mahan is a member of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators and was the chairman of the Board of the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science.  

Mahan holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Henderson State University and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas. He also holds an Educational Specialist degree from Arkansas Tech University.