Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ex-janitor’s hard work pays off: Former all-star, coach now principal at Danville High

Via Jeffery


Marty Chambers walked calmly through the halls of Danville High with few words.

He answered a few questions from students, nodded to teachers who passed by, but kept his senses keen to all that surrounded him.

Chambers faces perhaps the toughest challenge in Morgan County schools this year. He is trying to rebuild a community that in the span of two months lost its principal, head football coach and an incoming freshman student who was hit and killed by a car while walking to summer football practice.
"There's a lot of pride here," Chambers said with a soft voice Tuesday. "My job is to restore that, to give the people something to smile about. But I fully recognize that it takes everybody in the school, from the teachers to the janitors and lunchroom workers."