Elementary School Principal Earl Martin

School Strategic Objectives

School Strategic Objectives
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“Create a School where all members experience JOY, ACHIEVEMENT and CARE”

School Vision

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Gardner MA Students are getting Smarter!

Principal Earl Martin Highly Praised in Gardner MA School System

Affectionately called “The Earl of Martin” by one school committee member, the Waterford Street and Elm Street School principal discussed the Gardner Elementary School Improvement Plan which seeks to make learning engaging and thought provoking, allowing students to experience JOY and actually look forward to coming to school. The plan emphasizes academic, emotional, and social achievement. School Superintendent Mark Pellegrino indicated reading scores are already way up. Principal Martin is tasked with aiding in the transition to the new Gardner Elementary School which is slated to open in the Fall of 2022.

It was noted at the meeting that next year 10 buses may be needed instead of the current 9. Governor Baker may come out to the next vaccine clinic in January (182 were vaccinated at last clinic). Mask policy in place through January 15, 2022 and most likely will continue. Mayor Nicholson indicated Gardner will get at home antigen kits, but is uncertain of the number as of yet.

Learning Success

In a telephone report, Dr. Goguen reported that the Learning Walks to all 5 schools revealed a 74% increase in higher order thinking and a 37% increase in student engagement since 2018. See Math.

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Extraordinary Teamwork with creative vision, strategy, and motivation yielding success in Gardner MA Public Schools