Principal's Message


I am pleased to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year. I am very excited to serve all of you as a school administrator. Each school year seems more challenging at every level, academically, athletically, and as a school community. However, I believe Big Sandy School and all stakeholders will rise to the occasion to meet those challenges through your continued help, leadership, and support.

Looking back at our previous school years, we have much to celebrate and be thankful for. Our students and staff have continued to grow academically, with several students achieving recognition at the State and National Levels. Though our enrollment numbers are small, we continue to compete with much larger schools and stand out in many reporting categories.

We at Big Sandy School work collectively and support each other. We have a clear vision, and our goal is for students to engage each other in discussions of their learning and for teachers to collaboratively work in Professional Learning Communities focusing on student growth through the use of data to drive instruction and monitor progress. Our school promotes continuous data conversations within and across grade levels and content to target academic growth for all students.

In the 2023-2024 school year, we are excited about building upon our successes and continuing our positive influence in the community. Our school wants to review data to evaluate, revise and refine our instruction to ensure all our students perform at their highest academic levels. This year our goals are to improve attendance, continue to grow and improve academically and graduate 100 percent of our students.

I look forward to another fantastic school year serving our students, parents, and community.

I wish us all the best,

Marty Caruthers

Principal, Big Sandy School

  • Marty Caruthers

  • Marcy Raus
    Assistant Principal & STREAM Teacher

  • Charlene Waters
    Administrative Assistant