C. Hal Henard

Greeneville, Tennessee, was the home of Dr. C. Hal Henard, a man who devoted his life to serving mankind. From treating the sick to educating children, he touched the lives of many and made their world a better place to live. He was recognized as a leader in public education in Tennessee, even through his professional career was in the field of medicine.

In 1948, he began serving as a member of the Greeneville Board of Education. Dr. Henard became chairman of the Greeneville School Board in 1970. His accomplishments are why the Greeneville City Schools are regarded as a leader in educational excellence.

Dr. Henard's influence on public education was not confined to the Greeneville City School System. For seven years he served as a member of the State Board of Education.

Perhaps the greatest honor that was bestowed upon him was when the Town of Greeneville chose to name a planned elementary school for the deserving doctor. On October 25, 1981, which was proclaimed "Hal Henard Day" across the state by Governor Lamar Alexander, more than 2,000 persons gathered for the dedication of Hal Henard Elementary School. His influence is lasting, and for those whose lives he touched, we will be forever grateful.