Superintendent’s Message

Welcome, Eric Bowlen!

The MSD of Martinsville proudly announces the Board of Trustees’ selection of Eric Bowlen as Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, effective July 1, 2022.  After serving as Bell East Middle School Principal and John R. Wooden Middle School Principal for 15 years, Bowlen moved to Martinsville High School as Principal for the 2021-2022 school year.

Don Lipps, Martinsville School Board President, said, “Martinsville has a small town atmosphere with a big school presence in the State of Indiana and a history painted with generations of success.  Eric Bowlen has been a large part of our district’s achievements for the past 20 years, and we feel he has all of the qualities necessary to bring great accomplishment to Martinsville.  Eric and Lori Bowlen’s children, Timothy and Anna, graduated from Martinsville High School, Lori teaches at Bell Intermediate Academy, and Eric has been embedded in our community in so many ways.  We welcome him as Superintendent of Martinsville Schools.”

With staff and community members celebrating the selection, Eric Bowlen said, “I believe in a collegial culture that builds teamwork, instills a belief in the growth mind-set and promotes a common vision.  I am honored to be selected to work with the Martinsville School Board to continue our pursuit of excellence for the students and staff in Martinsville schools.  I strongly feel that working together with the School Board and community we can continue to demonstrate that Martinsville is a great place to live, grow, and learn.”