Meet the LCSD School Board

Here's Liz Martin, Zone 2, (Lincoln City to Newport)

Getting to know Liz Martin

1. Why did you decide to become a part of the Lincoln County School District Board of Directors?

It is a great honor to serve on the LCSD Board of Directors. I was appointed in 2010 and was elected to 2- four-year terms that will expire in 2019. Being involved in the community and schools has always been a top priority for me and coming from a pioneer family of this area, my five brothers and sisters and I have been very active in community affairs. I grew up in Depoe Bay and graduated from Taft High as well as my mother and father.

2. Do you have children? Did they graduate from an LCSD school? What are they doing now in their careers?

My former husband and I have two children that graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Our daughter graduated with a Masters of Science in Nutrition, our son graduated with a Bachelors degree in Economics. Both are successfully employed.

Looking forward to 2018, hiring a new Superintendent will be the first task for the Board. We have and will continue to spend countless hours on the interview process to ensure we find the right candidate that will lead us forward and share their passion of learning with students and staff and bring a commitment to the district that ensures we are graduating students that are ready for the world beyond High School.

3. What do you hope to accomplish in 2018 as part of the board?

I have served on site councils for 20 years, served on the Budget committee, volunteered as an ASPIRE mentor for nine years and many other school-related activities make me very aware of the many challenges facing our schools and students. I make decisions based on what I feel to be the best for the students of our district.

4. Anything else you'd like parents to know about involvement in the school district?

Being involved in your student's educational experience at every grade is essential to the success of your student. Working with teachers, schools, and principal at every turn supports your children to help become prosperous students that will be good stewards of their community and workplace.

Please communicate and take an active role in your child’s education. The rewards are many.

Lincoln County School District

The District serves about 5,200 students from kindergarten through 12th grade in 10 regular schools and four public charter schools, with a total of approximately 500 employees.