Sid Ingram

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Sidney Wayne "Sid" Ingram, Sr (February 22, 1937April 8, 2007) was born to Lewis David and Josephine Ingram in Tarrant. He grew up in Tarrant as well, graduating from Tarrant High School. He played football for Florida State University before transferring to Austin Peay College (Clarksville, Tennessee), where he received his bachelor's degree. He then continued his education at the University of Alabama, where he earned a master's degree in School Administration.

Ingram began his career as an educator around 1960 by teaching and coaching at West End High School and later Banks High School. Around that same time, he married his high school sweetheart, Norma Ann. He went on to become principal of Robinson Elementary School, making him Birmingham City Schools' youngest principal ever appointed. He later returned to Banks as principal.

Then, in 1972, he was offered the position of Grissom High School in Huntsville. He accepted and served in that position until his retirement in 2000 due to cancer. He fought the disease for eight years before succumbing in 2007. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and other extended family members.

References

  • Sidney Ingram obituary (April 10, 2007). Huntsville Times.
  • Welch, Chris (April 13, 2007). "Longtime principal recalled as 'icon' at Grissom." Huntsville Times.