Community Notices

Martin High School-Middle School principal selected

Tyler Whitcomb

Martin Schools Supt. Brooke Ballee-Stone has announced the appointment of Tyler Whitcomb as principal of Martin Middle School and High School.

Whitcomb came to the district last fall as athletic director/interim principal, succeeding the retired Robert VandenBerg. He succeeds Brad Coon, who was hired two years ago as principal.

Interim assistant athletic director/teacher/public elations Nate Bal, has been elevated to interim athletic director/teacher/public relations.

Tom Shuck is the school district’s new mid-day custodian

New postings timeline:

  • Posting for a food services director: Ongoing until filled
  • Posting for a behavior specialist K-12: Ongoing until filled
  • Posting for a half-time athletic director/certified secondary or K-12 teacher: To be posted after spring break.

Ballee-Stone said, “After very careful consideration, the opening we will have for half-time athletic director (with Mr. Whitcomb now being MS/HS Principal full time) will continue as an interim position. There are many factors at play as follows:

  • Looking at actual time spent at events in set-up, coordination, etc. and whether or not a .5 is sufficient.
  • Assessing seasonal needs: winter and spring seasons have been scheduled (track, golf co-op, softball, baseball) and this gives the administration team time to sort through the exact qualifications we need as a district to make sure this position is filled appropriately.
  • Figuring out what the other 1/2 of the position will look like as to what our current needs are throughout the district.”

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