Mr. Joel Martin

Phone: 515-965-9690


Degrees and Certifications:

PK-8 Principal Evaluator (New) PK-12 Principal / PK-12 Special Education Supervisor K-6 Teacher Elementary Classroom K-12 Athletic Coach K-8 Reading

Mr. Joel Martin

Welcome to Westwood Elementary! 

On behalf of Westwood Elementary, it is my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome as we begin a new year.  As the principal at Westwood I am confident that we will ensure learning for all students by continuing to build on the strong foundation cultivated thus far through our school/community partnership, positive culture and climate, guaranteed and viable curriculum, quality instruction, and assessment. We will continue to hone our craft in a cycle of continuous improvement. 

Through many stakeholder interactions I have observed that Westwood is a high functioning team in which the students at Westwood are the responsibility of all of us.  This is a dedicated team focused on collaborative efforts and making data based decisions that encompass all students.  This is also an environment where, “All really means ALL!”  I will diligently strive to develop our parent/community partnership.  It is also a focus of mine to support our faculty and continue to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child centered instruction and decisions, best practices ensuring academic excellence, trust, respect, faculty community involvement, consistent constructive communication/feedback, and the recognition of both student and staff successes. I am committed to supporting the Westwood team in providing a high quality education that is focused on student learning and data driven results.  Working as a team, we will BELIEVE, we will ACHIEVE, we will INSPIRE.

There are many opportunities for families to become involved at Westwood.  Do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher to learn about opportunities for participating in this journey with us.  Your ideas, questions, and thoughts are important, so please share them with me.  Please feel free to contact me in the office between 7:30 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Voice mail and e-mail messages will be responded to as soon as possible.  I am eager to build a partnership with you and share in this amazing task ensuring learning for all of our children. 



Joel Martin