Ellen Martin

We are thrilled to announce that St. Albert the Great has officially hired Ellen Martin to join our community as the School Principal for the 2017-2018 and beyond!

With our principal, Mrs. Bernadette Cooper, set to retire at the end of this school year after years of exemplary service, it is with great excitement that we inform you that we have successfully completed our Principal search.

After an exhaustive process, which included the creation of a Principal Search Committee back in October of 2016, that had the daunting task of reviewing several resumes and narrowing down the candidate pool, we are proud to announce that our new Principal for the 2017 – 2018 school year, and beyond, will be Ellen Martin.

Ellen is currently the Assistant Principal at St. Margaret Mary and brings an abundant amount of knowledge and experience from her past ten (10) years in this role. Prior to this, Ellen taught the fourth grade for six (6) years and the first grade for three (3) years.  Additionally, Ellen holds an undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University in Elementary Education, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Louisville. Ellen also obtained her Educational Leadership certificate from Indiana University Southeast.


Throughout the interview process, Ellen shared many of her philosophies, one of which was, “Spirituality is the center of who I am. As an educator, administrator, parent, wife and daughter: I am a child of God.” Additionally, she shared, “Learning is an amazing process built on trust, encouragement, exploration and communication. The basis of my educational philosophy lies in relationships. A sincere, respectful, rapport with all people is the foundation of learning.”

We hope that you will join us in welcoming Ellen to our community and support her in helping us continue to live our school mission.  In the coming days, and weeks, Ellen will work closely with Bernadette and Debbie in order to provide a seamless transition to ensure our continued focus on making St. Albert the Great, greater.