Brian Partin

Brian K. Partin

Ross N. Robinson Middle School
Kingsport City Schools
Kingsport, Tennessee

Dr. Brian Partin has served Ross N. Robinson Middle School as principal for the last four years, building on a decade of leadership experience at the elementary level. Partin’s approach to school leadership is collaborative, democratic, and community-oriented, while holding high expectations for the professional growth of his team. Bringing a holistic vision for serving student needs, Partin has led a cultural transformation at Robinson Middle. Elevating the importance social and emotional care, he has supported his staff in implementing a schoolwide behavioral expectations framework by taking on the role of a pedagogical coach. Known for his empathy and commitment to service, Partin invites his local and Ross N. Robinson community to join him in thinking and acting globally, including supporting a student initiative to raise funds to provide fresh water to a village in Sudan, a project that earned recognition through the Kingsport City School Entrepreneurship, Education and Excellence Award in 2014. In addition to modeling civic responsibility at the school level, Partin strives to make an impact beyond Kingston; he recently participated in an educational mission to the Dominican Republic, has served as a board member for both the Tennessee Principals Association and NAESP, and has served as a mentor to many up and coming school and district leaders. He holds an Ed.D. from Lipscomb University, an Ed.S. from Lincoln Memorial University, an M.Ed. from Tennessee State University, and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Anderson University.