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Cheri Martin

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  Phone: 503-366-7603





The St. Helens School District is pleased to announce that Cheri Martin will be the new principal at Lewis & Clark Elementary and will begin her role on August 1, 2023.  

Cheri comes to the district with over 18 years of experience in education. She began her career teaching 3rd grade in Bakersfield, California, prior to moving back to Oregon to be closer to family and teach at North Bay Elementary in Oregon. Cheri went on to teach in the Beaverton School District as an elementary teacher as well as a Personnel Specialist. In 2015, Cheri moved into school administration, where she served as the Assistant Principal at Sunset High School in Beaverton.

Cheri is an elementary teacher at heart and is passionate about providing opportunities for students and staff to grow and learn.

Outside of school, Cheri and her husband enjoy spending time with their three grown children and extended family creating memories and enjoying all the adventures that life brings. 

Every year, Cheri makes the following promise to parents, “Every day, I will treat your child as if they were my own. I will show respect. I will encourage them. I will set high expectations while providing them with the time and resources to help them be successful. I will allow them to take responsibility for their actions. I will never let their mistakes define who they are but rather view those mistakes as opportunities for learning and growth. They will always know where they stand.”

Please join us in congratulating Cheri Martin on her new role as the principal at Lewis & Clark Elementary.