Cleveland's Martin Ringstaff named Southeast Tennessee school superintendent of the year

Cleveland's Martin Ringstaff named Southeast Tennessee school superintendent of the year

June 4th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Martin Ringstaff

Martin Ringstaff

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Martin Ringstaff, director of Cleveland City Schools, has been named the Southeast Tennessee Superintendent of the year by the Tennessee Association of School Superintendents.

Ringstaff, who just finished his third year in the job, was chosen by his peers based on the criteria of leadership for learning, communication, professionalism and community involvement, a news release from the school system states.

He will be one of eight nominees for Tennessee superintendent of the year honors.

"It's humbling," Ringstaff said of the honor. "The school board has been very supportive ... and key to me being successful through embracing a servant leadership style that supports great ideas. We want to foster leadership at the schools and empower the principals and teachers. To me that's what it's all about."

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.