Lessell Martiny (Marty) Bray Ph.D.
This site represents an overview of my most recent work as an educator. For a complete history of my work experience please see my Curriculum Vita.
I am a lifelong educator who began his career working with students with special needs. Since that time I have worked as a media specialist, university professor, and chief technology officer. My work has taken me from North Carolina, to Indiana, to California, and now Georgia. My varied roles have come from a need to try to find the best match between my talents and the environment in which I am working. While much of my work is in the area of educational technology, my background, and especially my doctorate, revolves around learning and cognition.
My work with a wide variety of students has always led me to seek a variety of instructional techniques which can best meet each student’s unique needs. One of these, personalized learning, presents a coherent, research based, set of tools which can best address the individual needs of each student. The more I read about personalized learning to more I find that it is in line with my personal and professional philosophy of education. Since personalized learning focuses on student ownership of the learning process I believe it can address a number of issues related to student performance, classroom management, and life-long learning which are so important in today’s inclusive educational system.
My family includes my wife, two sons, a daughter, a daughter in-law, and a foster dog. I am extremely proud of my family and all that they have achieved and will achieve as they seek to “pay it forward.” Besides serving students, I enjoy hiking, biking, and woodworking.
Below is a link to my full curriculum vita. You can contact me via email at lessell.bray.gmail.com.