KINGSPORTKingsport City Schools is now accepting nominations for the inaugural class of the Kingsport City Schools Hall of Fame, which will be inducted in July, 2015.  Established to honor and recognize employees that have made significant contributions to KCS and its students, the Hall of Fame will serve as the keystone award celebrating the districts history of excellence.

We are thrilled to establish the KCS Hall of Fame and to provide such a significant avenue for honoring the heritage of our school system, said KCS Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie.  The success we are able to achieve today as a district is due to the efforts of the many great KCS employees that have come before us.  They laid the foundation of our world class journey and we are excited to recognize those individuals that have come before us.

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.  For the inaugural class of 2015, the Hall selection committee may induct up to a double class (up to four members) in each category.  Any former KCS employee meeting the eligibility criteria (regardless of employment type) may be considered.

Nomination Applications for the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will be accepted through May 1, 2015.  The nomination form and additional information can be found on the Kingsport City Schools district website at

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 7,100 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 (TNPCE).

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. Were social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).