The U39 School Board wishes to announce it has concluded its search for a new principalevening, February 26, 2014, by offering Shannon Martin the Principalship of Black River Middle High School.
Ms. Martin is currently employed as a high school science teacher by the Newport, NH school system. Currently a resident of Claremont, NH, she holds a B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire, is a graduate of the Upper Valley Educators Institute with certifications to teach 9-12 biology and middle school science. Additionally, she has earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011, leading to her Principal’s licensure.
Ms. Martin began her career as an educator with the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont as an Explainer/Instructor from 2003-2007. Her public school teaching career began in 2007 at the Newport Middle High School. There she has held numerous leadership positions, including membership on the District In Need of Improvement Team, Presidency of the Newport Teachers Association, periodic assignments as Principal and Assistant Principal during a full year internship, and membership on the Administrative Leadership Team. Additionally she wrote several grants resulting in student participation in the New Hampshire State Envirothon.
Competition for four years running and other STEM projects and has served as the Varsity Field Hockey coach for seven years. Ms. Martin has accepted the position of Principal of the Black River Middle High School and looks forward to this leadership opportunity. “As Principal, I aspire to establish a school culture and educational program conducive to student learning and socialization. I seek to promote quality professional growth through staff development, as well as teamwork and cooperation.”
The Board believes that Ms. Martin’s talent and energy are a great fit for the school and looks forward to working with her and supporting her efforts to lead Black River Middle High School into a very bright future.