John_MarableJohn Marable was a teacher, coach and principal at Ninth Avenue High School (1946-1959). School Board member from 1990-1996. He was a leader in two major educational transitions – desegregation and the merger of county and city schools. A big part of his life was to see what he could do for the community. He “wouldn’t give up on kids.” He was a “pillar of strength during integration, seeking a quality education for all youth.”

2003 Education Hall of Fame