Independent School District 318 Grand Rapids
Edna I. Murphy Elementary School
Sean Martinson is a northern Minnesota husband, father, and Elementary School Principal. He has four amazing children and is currently the Principal at Murphy Elementary School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Sean holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology, Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and his favorite, from where it all started: an Associate in Arts degree from THE Itasca Community College, WHICH IS A GREAT PLACE TO START (and where he just so happened to meet his AMAZING wife who currently teaches Kindergarten)! Sean also holds Minnesota K-12 Principal and Superintendent licensures. Sean looks to empower learners by overcoming barriers and obstacles. His current focus in EdTech areas relate to: providing purpose and wider audiences for students through social networking and digital portfolios, engaging learners through hands on technological tools and concepts, bridging geographical barriers through video conferencing, and improving home-school connections and communication utilizing digital tools, practices, and social media. He is also exploring the impact of technology related to the social emotional learning of elementary aged children.
Outside of education Sean is passionate first and foremost about his faith and his family. What room is left is saved for good music, Hiit Training, and anything and everything NASA related. He may appear calm and quiet, but once you get to know him, good luck shutting him up.
Sean can be found online at: www.SeanMartinson.org ~ www.MurphyPrincipal.org ~ www.linkedin.com/in/smartinson ~ www.twitter.com/smartinson ~ and is always only a phone call or text away: 218-259-3129.