‘One of the best teachers and people we’ll have the pleasure to know.’ Belinder community remembers Larry Martin

Longtime Belinder principal Karen Faucher, who moved on to another post in the district in 2014, spoke of Larry Martin’s dry wit and ability to inspire students.

On May 18, 2018, hundreds of Belinder Elementary students, parents and teachers packed into the school’s gymnasium to watch beloved 2nd grade teacher Larry Martin’s star turn as the champion of the Jeopardy Teachers Tournament.

Students shared their remembrances of Mr. Martin on a banner.

A year to the day later, the gym was packed again — this time to celebrate the life of the man who taught hundreds of Shawnee Mission kids, leaving an indelible mark over a career that spanned nearly three decades at the school.