New OEHS Principal Announced
May 28, 2014 01:19PM ● Published by Steven Jack
“Dr. Martens is the right candidate to carry OEHS toward the district goal of being world class,” said Dr. John Sparlin, the district’s assistant superintendent for administrative services.
As principal at OEHS, Martens’ number-one goal will be student achievement. He recognizes that to improve student achievement all parties need to work together.
“I want students, staff, and faculty to be better off tomorrow than they are today,” Martens said. “I’m looking forward to working with and getting to know everyone in this great organization.”
Martens began his career in education in 2000 as a science teacher at South Beloit High School in Wisconsin. In 2002 through 2006 he worked as dean of students and athletic director for South Beloit. He then served as principal for South Beloit Jr. High and Blackhawk Elementary School, which are adjoined in the same building, from 2006 through 2008.
In 2008, Martens became the associate principal for Belvidere High School in Belvidere, Ill., where he worked for two years before being named principal in 2010, a position he held until recently.
Martens received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in general education and his master’s and doctorate degrees in educational administration from National Louis University in Chicago.
Martens will meet staff and students and work with outgoing Principal Dr. Louis Lee to ensure a seamless transition over the coming weeks.
Martens begins work with District 308 at a total salary of $135,000.
News release provided by Oswego District 308