June 13, 2017
Welcome Mr. Scott Martin - New Washington Elementary PrincipalBy, Mark D. Rosekrans
On Monday evening June 12th, the Charlotte Board of Education officially approved Mr. Scott Martin as the new principal of Washington Elementary. Mr. Martin replaces Mr. Mark Short who is taking a new administrative position in another mid-Michigan school district.
Mr. Martin will be entering his twelfth year as a school building principal when school begins on August 21, 2017. He has served previously in Potterville, Holt and most recently in Williamston Community Schools as the middle school principal. Mr. Martin also has six years of teaching experience in Waverly Community Schools. Thus, he comes to our district with extensive experience, educational knowledge and a firm understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with being the leader.
Mr. Martin achieved his bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University in elementary education and his master’s degree from Michigan State University in K-12 administration.
He has already met with the Washington elementary staff and has toured the school building. Additionally he has sent a letter to all Washington families introducing himself and has attended some of the year end activities at the school prior to summer recess.
Mr. Martin is excited to join our district and begin working with our Washington students and families. He has expressed that he plans on building strong relationships built upon trust and open communication. He wants to add to the many strong educational initiatives already in place at the school and also work collaboratively to enhance and improve student performance and growth.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Scott Martin to Charlotte and Washington Elementary!
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