Newport Administration


Principal Shannon Martin
Shannon Martin

I have always appreciated the moment when a person connects new information or learning with a phenomenon they recognize in the world around them. We sometimes call this the “Ah ha!” moment. During my summers in high school and college, I was fortunate to work at the Montshire Museum of Science where I shared hands-on science activities with people of all ages, usually in the same group. At this time of my life, I was adamant that I wouldn’t become a teacher. However, these “Ah ha!” experiences stuck with me and played a strong role in my professional choices.

In 2005, I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with my Bachelor of Science.It became clear that my passion for science and teaching couldn’t be ignored and, in 2006, I completed my NH Teachers Certification through the Upper Valley Teachers Institute (UVTI). During my time at UVEI, I interned at Newport.

For seven years I taught health and science at Newport High School and I coached the varsity field hockey team and middle school softball team. In 2011, I completed my Master of Science in Education through Capella University. I became active in school leadership and the co-president of the Newport Teacher’s Association.

In 2014, I had the opportunity to lead a middle and high school in Vermont and served there for three years as their principal. During this time, I learned a great deal about what it means to be an instructional leader. While I was passionate about this school, I found I missed Newport. In 2017, I was honored to be welcomed back to Newport as principal of the middle and high Schools.

While I may not be teaching in a classroom, I still appreciate the “Ah ha!” moment and find these moments daily in my work with teachers and students. I am proud to serve the staff, students and families of Newport and am delighted to build on our relationships in the coming years.


Shannon Martin, Principal

Sean Robinson, Assistant Principal

Haley Cotrupi, School Support Specialist

Linda Richardson, Administrative Assistant - Main Office

Terrie Scott, Administrative Assistant to the Principal
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