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Editor , consultant , Minister

Ron Martin, American Editor, superintendent of schools, consultant, minister. Entered ministry Church of Christ, 1963. Named Young Educator of Year, Warren County Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1976, Leader of Year, 4-H Club, Warren County, 1974-1976, Leadership award Tennessee Academy School Leaders, 1983.


Martin, Ron was born on August 5, 1942 in Rock Island, Tennessee, United States. Son of Houston and Bernie (Gribble) Martin.


Associate of Arts, Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, Tennessee, 1963. Bachelor with honor, David Lipscomb College, 1973. Master of Education with highest honors, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983.

Student, Leadership Institute. Student, Harvard University Graduate School Education. Student, Oxford (England) University.


Consultant, Tennessee Department Education, Nashville, 1977-1982;teacher remedial reading, Warren County Schools, McMinnville, Tennessee, 1972-1974;elementary principal, Warren County Schools, McMinnville, Tennessee, 1974-1977;teacher, Warren County Schools, Viola, Tennessee, 1981-1982;assistant principal senior high school, Warren County Schools, McMinnville, 1982-1985;superintendent schools, Warren County Schools, McMinnville, 1987-1992;editor newsletter, Warren County Schools, McMinnville, since 1987. Minister, Bible teacher Warren County Churches of Christ, McMinnville, since 1963. Announcer, news reporter Cumberland Valley Broadcasting, McMinnville, 1963-1990.


  • Entered ministry Church of Christ, 1963.


Vice chairman Warren County Democratic Committee, 1984-1986. Member board review Eagle Scouts, Boy Scouts American, McMinnville, since 1986, chairman since 1999. President Warren County Drug Task Force, 1987, 92.

Chairman Leadership McMinnville, 1997. President Leadership Warren, 1998. Chairman community services K-T District Committee, 2001.

Chairman Boy Scouts American District. Board directors United Givers Fund. Member National Education Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Adult Education Council, National Association Secondary School Principals, National Staff Development Council, American Association School Administrators, Council Adult Basic Education, Tennessee Education Association, Tennessee Adult Education Council, Tennessee Literary Council, Warren County Education Association (representative assembly 1976, 83, Leadership award), Warren County Aviators and navigators (secretary), Commission on Adult Basic Education (southeast regional representative 1003-1095), Commission on Adult Basic Education (national secretary 1995, president-elect 1997, president 1998), Kiwanis (Warren County president, distinguished president 1995, distinguished lieutenant governor since 1997, community service Kentucky-Tennessee district chairman 1999, district trainer 1997, new club builder 2000, education committee 2001, chairman leadership education since 2002), Tennessee Association Adult and Cont.

Education (president 2000, co-chair national conference 2001).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, working on community projects, visiting outstanding school systems, teaching young people, developing educational ideas.


Married Carolyn J. Odineal, October 5, 1969.

Houston Martin

Bernie (Gribble) Martin

Carolyn J. Odineal