Ep. 85 “Every Moment Matters” w/ Mark Mullins, Ed.D

by | Mar 16, 2023 | Podcasts, The Virtuous Heros

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In this episode, Chris speaks with Mark Mullins, Ed.D, an experienced Consultant, and Public Schools Superintendent. Watch this episode to learn more about Dr. Mullins’ passion for learning and helping others on their educational and life journeys.

Dr. Mullins’ first found his passion for helping others find their path after navigating his way through higher education after graduating from High School. Dr. Mullins’ says that although he had the tools and the help to find his path after high school he still had issues deciding what he wanted for himself. Dr. Mullins’ decided on Florida State University and from there went on to start his education career as a mathematics teacher.

This furthered his passion for education and helping others and became the Assistant Principal after a few years. During this time, Dr. Mullins also learned more about himself and what kind of impact and life lessons he wants to give those he helps and interacts with. After his years in education and progressing to the role of superintendent Dr. Mullins’ finds that always having a rough plan or idea of who you are and where you want to be is important for a successful career and life.

Now with his years of experience and faith, Dr. Mullins’ comes to impart some of his learned wisdom to our audience. Listen as Dr. Mullins helps us understand where our paths intersect with faith and our purpose. With the support of his loving wife of 35 years and children, Dr. Mullins joins us on the Virtuous Heroes Podcast this episode!


Dr. Mullins’ teaching career began at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School in 1994 as a mathematics teacher, Varsity Soccer Coach and Class sponsor. He later served as an Assistant Principal at Southwest Middle and Palm Bay High before becoming Principal of Clearlake Middle School in 2005, a Title 1 school. As principal, he has lead the school to improved student achievement, maintaining an “A” grade from the FLDOE and attainment of an authorized International Baccalaureate Program. As Area Superintendent he directly supervised 29 schools in south Brevard; school levels included: 19 Elementary, 4 Middle, 4 High, 1 Jr/Sr High and 1 Alternative School. Area schools served 25,000+ students across a diverse population including thirteen Title 1 schools and two application-based/choice schools.

While Area Superintendent, schools maintained increased VAM scores and Instructional Culture Index scores above national averages. As Deputy Superintendent, he has initiated the district’s first efficiency review process to improve organization processes. He also leads the district’s revitalized strategic plan process that includes monthly “stocktakes” to monitor progress and reflect on organization-wide goals and objectives. Now as Superintendent, Dr. Mullins is continuing the strategic plan efforts toward increased security measures, enhanced mental health supports for students, ensuring the highest quality workforce and tackling the achievement gap between minority and majority students.

Dr. Mullins served on the Junior Achievement of the Space Coast board as Education Chairman and the NAACP South Chapter – Education Committee. He is a 2015 LEAD Brevard graduate; He served as an United Way Organization Site Champion, Take Stock in Children mentor and Children’s Hunger Project advocate.


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