Former KSBA president honored
C. Ed Massey, who was KSBA’s president from 2005–2007 and went on to serve as president of the National School Boards Association, was presented with the Kentucky Board of Education’s 17th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award during the board’s meeting Oct. 4.
“Ed has been an advocate for public education in Kentucky in the courtroom, the boardroom and even the classroom,” Kentucky Board of Education Chairwoman Mary Gwen Wheeler said. “We’re grateful for his support and confident that he will continue to work for Kentucky’s students for years to come.”
Kentucky Board of Education Chairwoman Mary Gwen Wheeler, accompanied by Commissioner Stephen Pruitt (far left), presents the Joseph W. Kelly Award to northern Kentucky attorney C. Ed Massey, a longtime Boone Co. Board of Education member. The award is named for former KBE chair and businessman Joe Kelly (far right). (Photo by Bobby Ellis, Kentucky Department of Education)
Massey is a 21-year member of the Boone County school board and a partner in the law firm of Blankenship, Massey and Associates, Attorneys at Law, which has offices in Erlanger and Dry Ridge.
The Kelly award, named for former KBE chair and businessman Joe Kelly, is given to businesspeople who offer outstanding leadership and service toward promoting school improvement and equitable educational opportunities for all Kentucky children.
Boone County Superintendent Randy Poe, in a letter nominating Massey, noted that Massey is a major proponent of the values of public education. Massey’s parents are retired educators, and his children are recent graduates of Boone County schools.
Massey also is a member of the board of directors of the National PTA and chairs the President’s Advisory Council of the American Public Education Foundation.