Yolanda Martin named principal at new Marshall Junior High

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MARSHALL, Texas – Yolanda Martin, who has served as assistant principal at Marshall Junior High School since 2015, has been named the new principal of MJHS following a recommendation from Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson during a Special Called Meeting of the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees on Monday.

“We are extremely excited to have Mrs. Martin take over leadership at our new junior high school,” said Dr. Gibson. “Her experience as a whole along with her service in MISD the last couple of years made her an ideal fit to assume the role as principal at MJHS. This continuity will allow us continue the progress achieved over the last 12 months and build on it as we move into our new facility this fall.”

“This is going to be an exciting year for MISD and especially Marshall Junior High,” said Martin. “I have become attached to Marshall students and staff. The new building will symbolize our change and growth while continuing the historic legacy of Marshall.”

Before MISD, Martin had previously served as principal at Windham School District Telford Unit in New Boston from 2003-2012, where she had full responsibility over the campus and its academic, behavioral and vocational programs. Prior to her time as principal, she served an additional seven years as vocational counselor at Telford Unit.

Her responsibilities at MJHS the last two years have included staff evaluation and monitoring, and development of the school’s master schedule. She also supervised extra-curricular activities.

Martin holds a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Texas A&M Texarkana, as well as earning her Mid-Management certification from Southern Arkansas University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education (Physical Education/English) from East Texas State (now Texas A&M-Commerce).

MISD will be opening a new, state-of-the-art Marshall Junior High facility in September to house students in grades 6-8 as part of the district’s Legacy 2017 building program.

“I am looking forward to our students having new opportunities and learning to be proud of our facilities and programs,” Martin said.

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