Blaine Edmond Hallway

edmondAfter driving a truck around Africa, Italy and Germany as a member of the United States Army during World War II, Blaine Edmond realized he would rather sit behind a desk than a wheel. He returned to America and served 39 years as an educator in Marshall, Texas, retiring as principal of Marshall Junior High School in 1988.

After receiving a B.A. degree from Bishop College, Mr. Edmond went to work in 1949 as a fifth-grade teacher at Dogan Elementary in Marshall. Other assignments in his career included teaching Social Studies and serving as an assistant to the principal at Pemberton Junior High School; assistant principal at Marshall Junior High School (on East Travis Street, prior to it becoming Sam Houston Middle School); and principal at Pemberton/Price T. Young Junior High.

Mr. Edmond was serving as the principal at Price T. Young when Marshall’s schools reorganized in 1980 with the opening of the new Marshall High School. The old Marshall High was being renovated to serve as a Marshall Junior High School on West Houston Street, and when that facility opened in 1981 Mr. Edmond was named its principal. He was the first principal to serve in the facility upon it becoming the district’s junior high school, which ended with the opening of the new Marshall Junior High as part of the Legacy 2017 building program. Mr. Edmond retired from Marshall Junior High and MISD in 1988 and passed away on June 11, 1996. He will forever be remembered for his consistent service and dedication to thousands of Marshall students.

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