Jefferson promotes Martin to superintendent

The Jefferson School District’s trustees selected Chad Martin on Wednesday night to be the district’s next superintendent.

Chad Martin

Trustees evaluated 18 candidates before narrowing the search to four. They reviewed input from staff, parents and the community via a patron survey and candidate open house.

“Mr. Martin emerged as the right fit for our district,” board chairwoman Angie Robison said.

Martin earned an education specialist degree in educational leadership from Northwest Nazarene University in 2018. He earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Idaho in 2005. He is currently serving as interim superintendent and has served as director of secondary education in the district for the past four years.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this position,” Martin said. “I am grateful to serve in this capacity. I will work collaboratively with patrons, teachers, staff and community leaders with an emphasis on teamwork and a ‘students first’ mindset, to continue moving our district in a positive direction to help all students be college and career ready.”

Martin is replacing Lisa Sherick, who retired in January.

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