Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb received double honors in 2016 when he was named Kentucky Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Webb had received the F.L. Dupree Award for Outstanding Superintendent in February at KSBA’s annual conference He received his latest award in December and will represent the state at the national competition.
“The success that has come to the Floyd County Schools under Dr. Webb’s leadership is nothing short of remarkable,” said KASA Executive Director Wayne Young. “He has established a culture of excellence that has produced not only phenomenal academic achievement, but also an embedded vision for future success.”
Webb’s entire career has been spent in Floyd County Schools; he took the helm in 2007 and has overseen its turnaround to District of Distinction, its digital conversion and establishment of an Early College program, among other improvements.
In response to a December story on new Districts of Innovation, Education Professional Standards Board Executive Director Jimmy Adams said the EPSB has never denied a waiver request from any district in the Districts of Innovation. Adams said “the EPSB has never had to grant a waiver request because all requests that have been made were allowable under current regulations. Certification is not solely about content and pedagogy knowledge, it is also about the safety of our students and public trust. The EPSB has the authority to hold certified educators accountable if they violate that trust.”