Last week, retired Logan County Schools superintendent Marshall Kemp was given the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Distinguished Service Award at the association’s annual summer leadership institute in Louisville.
The award has resented annually since 1973. It is given to a retired school administrator who has exhibited exemplary education leadership ability and has brought honor to his or her colleagues, to the profession, and to him or herself.
“There’s no doubt as I have gotten to meet the other superintendents in south central and western Kentucky that Mr. Kemp was very well respected,” said Dr. Kevin Hub, who has succeeded Kemp at the Logan County schools central office. “It is no surprise to me that he got this and and he is well deserving that he receiving that award.”
Kemp has been an icon in the education field in Logan County and throughout the state for over 42 years. He has served on various KASA committees, legislative advisory panels and other local and state organizations. He has impacted the lives of numerous people as a teacher, building administrator, central office administrator, adjunct professor for Western Kentucky University, and as superintendent for two school districts.
While leading one of the top 25 school districts in the state, Mr. Kemp always emphasized the importance of student achievement. He values education at high levels for all students and often reminds educators that they may be the only lifeline a student has out of their current circumstances.