Partin Named Principal of Ross N. Robinson Middle School


KINGSPORT ‚¬ Mr. Brian Partin has been named principal of Ross N. Robinson Middle School, effective July 1, 2015.‚  Mr. Partin replaces Mr. Jim Nash, who will assume the role of KCS Chief Student Services Officer.

Previously, Mr. Partin served as principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.‚  Prior to becoming principal at Jefferson in 2006, he was principal of Crieve Hall Elementary School and assistant principal of Andrew Jackson Elementary School, both located in Nashville.

I am excited to assume the role of principal at Robinson and to have the opportunity to share in building upon its long legacy of success, said Mr. Partin.‚  The Robinson community is one that truly believes in striving to reach high levels of academic and personal success for all students, and I look forward to helping support that effort.‚  I have been blessed to have served at Jefferson Elementary for nine wonderful years and am honored to have worked alongside such wonderful students, families, and staff.‚  I look forward to building those same type of positive relationships in this next phase of my educational journey.

In addition to his school leadership role, Mr. Partin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), having recently been elected the organizations national vice president.‚  He begins his one-year term as vice president on July 1, 2015.‚  He will transition into the office of president-elect in July 2016 and become NAESP president in 2017.

Mr. Partin brings a wealth of experience to the principalship at Robinson, and Im looking forward to what he will add to an already exceptional school, said KCS Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie.‚  I know he shares the passion for learning and service that extends throughout the Robinson community.‚  His wide variety of professional experiences will bring a unique perspective, and Im excited at what lies ahead.

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).

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