Henry Webb

Henry Webb

The Kentucky Educational Development Cooperation (KEDC) recently named Floyd County school district’s Henry Webb as a KEDC 2013 Superintendent of the Year.

KEDC is Kentucky’s largest and oldest educational cooperative.

A lifelong resident of Floyd County and product of the school system, Webb has 18 years of service in education and has been superintendent the past six years.

“Dr. Webb is an instructional leader who emphasizes that everything we do rises or falls with leadership,” Patricia Watson, district literacy coach, said. “With this thinking, Dr. Webb has invested in growing a district of leaders that he believes will impact the overall student achievement in our schools.”

In terms of test performance, Floyd County Schools has improved from a 2005 ranking of 145th among Kentucky public school districts to 52nd in 2013.

This year, Floyd County Schools ranks among the top 10 districts statewide for growth in college- and career-readiness. ACT scores are at all-time highs and the district’s graduation rate ranks 32nd statewide, according to district personnel.

“He is focused, establishes priorities and creates positive change in Floyd County Schools,” preschool and Head Start director Anna Shepherd said. “Dr. Webb’s leadership and his commitment to excellence for every child have greatly impacted our district.”