KSD dedicates new elementary school to former teacher

Kentucky School for the Deaf dedicated the brand new Margaret D. Marshall Elementary School with a tribute to its namesake and a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

Marshall’s daughter, Carolyn Gulley, described her mother to the crowd as a dedicated and humble woman. Her passion was to make sure every KSD student had equal access to education.

Marshall graduated from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. Her first teaching job was in Mississippi before coming to KSD where she taught the African American deaf students for several years. She was also instrumental in making sure her students had the same opportunities as the white students, Gulley said.

As other family members colleagues shared their memories of Marshall, the words, “dedicated,” “love,” “joy”, “fair”, and “commitment to the success of her students,” were repeated.

The program for the ceremony stated, “As a teacher, Margaret loved without prejudice, each and every student she had the opportunity to work with. She was a strong advocate for the work being done at KSD.”