Title I

What is Title I?

Title I  2018-19

Title I provides supplemental federal funding for schools with a high poverty level.  This poverty level is determined by the number of students who receive free and/or reduced lunch. All of our schools in the Lake Ridge New Tech district have School-wide programs. This School-wide designation allows us flexibility in providing Title I services to students who need the most academic support in meeting the Indiana Academic Standards, while enhancing the educational program for overall school improvement.

Lake Ridge New Tech Schools Annual report card

Beginning with 2017-2018 data, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each local educational agency (LEA; i.e. school district) that receives Title I assistance to prepare and disseminate an annual LEA report card. In order to comply with this requirement, we are providing this link to IDOE's accountability data link:

for the LEA. All required data points for LEAs and schools are included on this IDOE Compass site. If you need further assistance navigating this website, feel free to call me at (219) 838-1819 x8.


Kathy Martin, Title I/English Learners Director

Meet the Title I Director


My name is Kathy Martin. The 2018-19 school year is my seventh year as the Title 1/English Learners Director for Lake Ridge New Tech Schools. Before coming to LRS, I worked for 23 years in the School City of Hobart where I held a variety of positions:

* Liberty Elementary, 2nd grade, 1st grade, and Primary multi-age classroom teacher

* George Earle Elementary, Title 1 & Reading Recovery teacher, Literacy Coordinator

* Hobart Middle School, Literacy Coordinator

* District English Learners (EL) Coordinator

As my closest friends and family will tell you, I've always been a reader, a teacher and a learner. My passion is literacy and how we can best teach students who struggle with learning literacy skills. My current endeavor is working on my doctorate at Purdue University, West Lafayette in Literacy and Language Education. My plan is to teach at the university level after I retire from the K-12 school world, along with conducting research in literacy. I earned my bachelor's degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, and my master's degree and my administrative license from Purdue Calumet.

My husband Drew teaches math at Munster High School. Our two children are graduates of Hobart High School: Andrew (2005) and Melanie (2009) who both live in Austin, TX. Andrew graduated from Ball State University with a degree in finance, and Melanie graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Graphics Technology. We also have two cats, Tango and Eli.

I enjoy working with the knowledgeable and hard-working people at Lake Ridge New Tech Schools!
Title I Director

Kathy Martin