Sibley East Principal Honored 11 May 13

Sibley East Elementary School Principal Mari Lu Martens has been named the “National Distinguished Principal” of Minnesota for 2013 by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association. The recognition honors elementary and middle school principals who set the pace, character, and quality of education children receive during their early school years. Martens is a Gaylord native who serves as the head of the Arlington and Gaylord campuses of Sibley East. District staff members describe her as “a natural leader” and “a visionary administrator.” She will now represent Minnesota at a recognition banquet in Washington, DC later this year, and will also be honored during a banquet in Bloomington next year.