Kingsport City Schools Now Accepting Hall of Fame Nominations

Published January 17, 2017 at 4:33 p.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn.Kingsport City Schools is now accepting nominations for the 2017 class of the Kingsport City Schools Hall of Fame, which will be inducted in August 2017.  Established to honor and recognize employees that have made significant contributions to KCS and its students, the Hall of Fame serves as the keystone employee award celebrating the district’s history of excellence.

“We are excited to begin the process to induct our third class into the KCS Hall of Fame,” said KCS Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie. “Our current success as a district is due to the efforts of the excellent KCS employees that have served before us. Those key individuals have established the foundation of our world class journey and we are excited to recognize and honor them.”

The KCS Hall of Fame will feature up to two inductees annually in each of three different categories – “Legacy” (Retired pre-1960), “Tradition” (Retired 1960-1990), and “Modern Era” (Retired 1991-present).  To be eligible for consideration, nominees must have been regularly employed by KCS for a minimum of five years and been retired from the district for a minimum of five years.  Any former KCS employee meeting the eligibility criteria (regardless of employment type) may be considered.

Nominations for the KCS Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be accepted through May 1, 2017.  The nomination form and additional information can be found on the Kingsport City Schools Hall of Fame webpage on

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,500 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE). 

For more information on KCS, visit, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FMThe Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).