Jefferson School District announces new superintendent

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The following is a news release from Jefferson Joint School District 251.

RIGBY — The Jefferson School District Board of Trustees announced at their board meeting on Wednesday that Chad Martin has been selected as the new Superintendent of Jefferson Joint School District 251.

“We were very excited to have an excellent field of 18 candidates for Superintendent. With the input from staff, parents and the community, we were able to narrow our search down to four candidates. We reviewed our patron survey results, comments from our Superintendent Open House and our interviews with the candidates in determining who would be the best for our district. Mr. Martin emerged as the right fit for our district,” said Board Chairperson Angie Robison.

Martin earned an education specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Nazarene 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,” said Mr. Martin. “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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