Phone: 706.769.3575


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in History- Georgia College and State University M.A.T Secondary Education- Georgia College and State University Educational Specialist in Teacher Leadership- Kennesaw State University Special Education Social Science Cognitive Levels (P-12) Special Education General Curriculum (P-12) Consultative Political Science (6-12) History (6-12) Geography (6-12) Economics (6-12) Business Education (6-12) Behavioral Science (6-12) Teacher Leadership Educational Leadership (Tier 1)

Mr. Josh Martz

Josh Martz is currently an Assistant Principal at Oconee County Middle, having most recently served at Dove Creek Elementary. In 2005, he graduated from Georgia College and State University with a B.S. in History and, in 2006, a Master of Arts in Teaching, in Secondary Education. In 2015, Mr. Martz was one of a few candidates chosen to take part in the pilot leadership program at Kennesaw State University, where he received an Educational Specialist in Teacher Leadership.

After completing his Masters, Mr. Martz began his career in Greene County teaching high school History and Special Education, while coaching football and baseball. With a passion for growing student-athletes, he continued to teach and coach while in the Oglethorpe County School District and, most recently, at Lake Oconee Academy. During his time at Lake Oconee Academy, Mr. Martz served as the Advanced Placement (AP) Economics and Government teacher, Assistant Athletic Director, and coach of various sports, ultimately leading to two state golf championships.

In 2020, Martz was selected as the Dean of Students at Lake Oconee Academy, where he oversaw discipline, social-emotional wellness, and activities for all students, grades K-12. He also served as the coordinator for the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. In 2021, he accepted the Assistant Principal role at Dove Creek Elementary.

Mr. Martz and his wife, Charlie, have one daughter - Caroline.