Superintendent Dr. Webb leaving Floyd County schools

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PRESTONSBURG — Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb’s passion for the students of Floyd County has vaulted the school system to new heights on the state level.

 

Dr. Webb, after 22 years, has resigned his position to accept employment with Kenton County as its new superintendent.

 

His final day is June 30.

 

“I can’t say enough about our amazing team and all the hard work that has gone into making us one of the best school systems in the state,” said Webb, who was named the 2017 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year.

 

He guided the school system from being among one of the lowest ranked districts (145th) to number six in the state, and the only ‘district of distinction’ for three consecutive years.

 

“We have the best students in the world right here,” he said. “None of this would have been possible without the hard work of everyone.”

 

Having served as superintendent since December of 2007, Dr. Webb began his educational career as a teacher for the visually impaired in 1995. He was chosen as assistant principal at South Floyd High School in June of 1999 and was promoted to principal four months later.

 

“I’m most proud of being able to help ‘Team Floyd’ increase our attendance, see our ACT scores reach an all-time high and seeing an early college academy become a reality,” he added.

 

Dr. Webb has received a number of honors, including the F.L. Dupree Superintendent of the Year award through the Kentucky School Board Association and the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award for leadership.

 

He has served as president of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, served on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control and was a member of the Commissioner’s Work Group for Consequential Review, a committee for the new accountability system.

 

“I will always cherish the memories here and I’m grateful to had been able to achieve things with the help of our board members, students, parents and the communities that made up our district,” he concluded.