Liberty High School picks a new assistant principal

March 29, 2011

By Staff

Sean Martin, the Skyline High School dean of students and International Baccalaureate coordinator, has a new job at Liberty High School.

This summer, he will start his new position as Liberty High School assistant principal.

Martin replaces Bernie Gibson, who is retiring. Donna Hood will continue as Liberty’s other assistant principal.

Martin has taught not only in Issaquah but also in Turkey. He earned his master’s degree in teaching from the University of Washington in 2001, and began teaching English and history at Skyline that fall. In 2003, he moved to Turkey, first teaching at Tarsus American College and later at an international school, Bilkent University Preparatory School.

In Turkey, he led his students in a Model United Nations program, traveling to Istanbul, The Hague and the Netherlands.

“Teaching internationally was a wonderful experience, allowing me to travel and learn a great deal about the people, cultures and history of several areas of the world,” he said.

He returned to Skyline in 2008. In 2010, he earned his principal certification from the UW Danforth Educational Leadership Program.

He said he would miss teaching at Skyline, but looked forward to his new job as a Patriot.

“Looking to next year at Liberty High School, I am very excited to become a part of the school community,” he said. “The most enjoyable elements of teaching for me have always been the connections that I build with students, staff and parents, and I look forward to continuing this as an assistant principal.”

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