Dr. Gary P. Martin
MODERN ERA CATEGORY (RETIRED POST-1990)
After 38 years of service in education, Dr. Gary P. Martin retired from Kingsport City Schools in 2006. Being a person known for his honesty and fairness and one who also kept the best interest of students, teachers and staff as his driving force, Dr. Martin has maintained lasting relationships with many of his colleagues and former students. Serving as Principal at Washington, Sevier and Jackson Elementary Schools, his skills as an administrator were remarkable and his love for students was evident. Dr. Martin led in a way that ensured each student was assigned to the classroom which would provide the best atmosphere for learning, because he cared deeply that every student should experience success. Nothing says more about him than his genuine empathy and pride for his former students. Martin was elected to the KCS Hall of Fame in the Modern Era category (retired post-1990).