A reception was held July 24 to honor Steve Martin, who recently resigned after 26 years of service on the Shelby County Board of Education. Martin is retiring and moving to the Gulf Coast with his wife, Linda Martin.
Previous superintendents Ellie Glasscox and Norma Rogers were among those who came back to honor Martin. Others who came back to honor Martin were his longtime fellow board member, Dr. Lee Doebler, and former Chief Financial Officer, Jim Davis.
Superintendent Randy Fuller read a proclamation from the Alabama House of Representatives honoring Martin for his service on the Board of Education.
“We appreciate your insight over the years and what you’ve done to lead this system to be the best it has ever been,” said Fuller after he presented the proclamation.
Martin told those in attendance that he is proud to have been a part of helping lead the
Shelby County Schools. He said he feels that the proof of Shelby County Schools’ reputation as a good school district was proven in how quickly he was able to sell his house in the Oak Mountain community to a couple with younger children.
“People know that I like to talk,” joked Martin. “But one thing that I always tried to do in representing the citizens of Shelby County was to shut up and listen to what they had to say. If they came to me with an issue or concern I always listened to what they had to say and then I tried to get an answer for them. I always wanted to do what was right for the students of Shelby County.”