Martin Ringstaff Of Cleveland City Schools Named Southeast Tennessee Superintendent Of Year

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cleveland City Schools announced that Director of Schools Martin Ringstaff has been named the Southeast Tennessee Superintendent of the Year by the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents.

Dr. Ringsstaff was selected by his peers for this honor based on the criteria of leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement. Dr. Ringstaff has completed his third year as the Director of Cleveland City Schools.

Dr. Ringstaff was the only Tennessee superintendent chosen for the inaugural class of the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program. Twenty-eight superintendents from across the country are participating in this two year program that concludes in February 2015. 

During his three years as Director of Cleveland City Schools, Dr. Ringstaff has guided the school system in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. He was recently reappointed for a second term on the Common Core Leadership Council for the Tennessee Department of Education. Dr. Ringstaff will also oversee the $11 million demolition and construction project of the new Cleveland High School gymnasium.

Dr. Ringstaff is married to Heather Ringstaff, math teacher at Cleveland High School. They have three children, son Colby and twin daughters Jayden and Jordan. Dr. Ringstaff wiII be one of eight nominees for the Tennessee Superintendent of the Year.


Ringgold Marching Tiger Band Are Grand Champions Of The Oconee Classic Marching Contest

The Ringgold Marching Tiger Band competed in the Oconee Classic Marching Contest in Milledgeville, Ga., on Saturday. The band was named Grand Champions with an overall score of 94.58.  Percussion, color guard, drum majors, and band received Superior ratings in Class 5A as well as receiving Best in Class in all captions.  In addition,  all captions were named ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State's Economic and Community Development Division Offers Non-Credit Classes

The Economic and Community Development Division at Chattanooga State Community College offers a variety of non-credit classes on a continual basis. Classes scheduled during the academic year are geared toward both working and non-working adults.  Offered on Tuesdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 8, from 7-7:55 p.m., six sessions of Social Dancing will be offered for $69. No experience ... (click for more)

City To Begin Shipping Much Of Its Garbage To Bradley County

City Public Works Administrator Justin Holland said the city plans to begin shipping much of its garbage to Bradley County. He said the deal is projected to extend the life of the city landfill at Birchwood by 15 years. Mr. Holland said Bradley County "has a huge landfill and takes garbage from Knoxville and other municipalities. It's regional." He said Bradley County charges ... (click for more)

Man Says He Did Nothing To Provoke Shooting At Bakewell Gas Station; Suspect Says Victim Was Coming Toward Him

A 33-year-old man who was shot in the face during a clash at a Bakewell gas station said he did nothing to provoke the shooting. The man charged said the victim cursed him, then started toward him. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, after a hearing on Tuesday, bound to the Grand Jury a charge of attempted first-degree murder against Donald Stuard II, 29, of Old Washington ... (click for more)

Something Beautiful Happened Monday Night - Not The Debate

Monday, Sept. 26, our first presidential debate happened; no minds were changed.  Yet something beautiful and important happened.  The Atlanta Falcons, my team, played the New Orleans Saints.  Instead of some irrelevant, broad based, screw America protest, the opposing teams locked arms in unity. I was impressed. I have been a Falcon Fan since 1971 when WMOC AM ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our 2.0 Embarrassment

Let’s pretend you are coming to a new and exciting world. You are on the jolly good ship “Mayflower” when some Miles Standish-type of a guy (he was the Pilgrim’s first cop) calls you into is presence and says, “Within two hours we are expected to stand on Plymouth Rock. Please come up with ten primary goals we should have in our public schools.” I believe you could do it within ... (click for more)