Molly Martins

Molly Martins


As founder of The Academy at Penguin Hall (APH), Molly Martins brings over 29 years’ experience in leadership and higher education. Her pioneering spirit and depth of experience are the foundation for the intentional development and expert management of APH.

Providing young women with an equitable and exemplary education is Molly’s passion. As the mother of five daughters, she often envisioned a school that would truly allow girls to be seen, heard, and challenged in a supportive and enriching environment. When the opportunity to acquire Penguin Hall came along, Molly was able to bring her vision to life — an independent school that provides an exemplary education in grades 9-12 and supports young women in developing the confidence to blaze their own paths in college and in life.

Molly’s career in higher education combined with her experience in finance has provided her with the management skills and visionary prowess that are essential to successfully leading APH.

Her decades of experience has spanned industries and included leadership roles with Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Emmanuel College in Boston, Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, and others.

Molly earned a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Boston College. She earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Bentley University.