ATHENS, Ala. — Coach Martin Bailey teaches seventh grade life science at Athens Middle School alongside of his wife Kim.
The Baileys have lived in Athens for over twenty years and they've shaped the lives of hundreds of students.
"He makes it (life science) easy for us to understand because he makes like jokes during it, and the way he says it, it makes it easy to understand," Seventh grader Lauren Godbee said.
Not only does Coach Bailey make his lessons fun, he tries his best to make them entertaining too.
"He's funny and he's very enthusiastic when he speaks and stuff," seventh grader Ansleigh Johnson said.
Another student, Gregory Bridgeforth has an 'A' average in Coach Bailey's class and loves learning about life science with him.
"His class is really fun because like he puts the fun stuff into it," Bridgeforth said. "Like, if there's something that's like really boring, he puts something fun into it so that we can really learn it better."
Coach Bailey and his wife have children of their own, and even have grandkids too. They understand how important parents are in education.
"I just think, and have always thought that kids are our most valuable asset and we need to invest in them and the most important thing we can do is be a great parent," Coach Bailey said. "That's the most important job there is in the world as far as I'm concerned, and we have a lot of great parent out there because we have a lot of great kids."