Pre-K Through 8th Grade


Principal: Mrs. Martindale

Martindale2“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:21) This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible and summarizes my mission and ministry at St. Mary’s. My treasure is in each and every soul entrusted to the staff at St. Mary’s under my leadership. I was called to serve at St. Mary’s in the role of Principal in 2011 and have since been honored to partner with amazing families and teachers in forming Disciples of Christ. In the process of overseeing the faith, academic, and social formation of every child, I find myself growing daily in virtue. That is the most beautiful aspect of St. Mary’s.

I began teaching at St. Elizabeth in Reese, Michigan in December of 2000. After earning my Master of Arts in Education, I eventually took a position in 2004 as a Title I Teacher / Coordinator at Birch Run Area Schools. This role helped me to develop my leadership skills to be a data-driven, goal oriented administrator one day. Because of my passion for writing and literacy, I also was an adjunct English instructor at Delta College for six years at this time. I was able to help others realize their potential and work on publishing my own writing. Because my first love is Jesus Christ, it only made sense that I would one day use both opportunities to shape me for an administration role in Catholic schools.  Since beginning my career at St. Mary’s, I completed a Master of Science in Educational Leadership to further diversify my abilities. Through the intercessions of Mary, the Holy Spirit has used me to reach the goals God has for St. Mary Catholic School. 

My husband and I have two beautiful boys, Paul John and Henry Jude. We enjoy the outdoors, hiking with our rescue dogs, or going on adventures in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. I am an avid Red Wings hockey fan and continue to pursue writing, drawing, and writing songs on my guitar when I get a free moment.  

“At St. Mary’s Catholic School we live, love, and learn everyday in our faith, academics, and friendships as disciples of Christ.”