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Superintendent Floyd Named Chief of Staff at KDE

Madison County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Floyd announced today that he will be leaving the district. Dr. Floyd will become the Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Department of Education.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be a servant to all Kentucky Public School children and their schools as I settle into this new position,” Floyd said. His duties with the department of education will begin on July 1.

“I am grateful for the invitation from Mike Caudill to join the Madison County Schools team in 2006,” Floyd said. “And I remain very grateful to the entire MCS leadership team for seven wonderful years serving kids here.”

The many accomplishments achieved under Dr. Floyd’s direction include:

  • EKU Now
  • Learn Well Be Well Clinics
  • Middle College at EKU
  • Madison County Early Childhood Alliance
  • Literacy Education and Awareness Program (LEAP)
  • Transition Math and Reading Courses
  • Student Voice for middle and high school
  • Superintendent Teen Task Force
  • Mentoring programs such as the African American Male Focus Group
  • Project Succeed
  • Introduction to Health Careers courses
  • College and Career Readiness focus
  • Student Achievement focus
  • Coordinated School Health program emphasis 

“Dr. Floyd’s departure from Madison County Schools leaves me with mixed emotions,” said Madison County Schools Board Chair Mona Isaacs. “I am sorry to lose such a hard-working, dedicated superintendent. Through my years on the Madison County School Board, I have witnessed firsthand his passion for serving the students of Madison County and the endless energy he puts into everything does. He has certainly earned this opportunity to further his career. I know his energy and passion for serving students will benefit the entire state. This new role gives him the opportunity to make a positive impact on ALL the students in Kentucky.”

Dr. Floyd has 28 years of experience in education – as a teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, a principal, an assistant superintendent, Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent.

“As I move to the Department of Education, I hope to assist the leadership team with reform efforts on behalf of Kentucky’s more than 600,000 students,” Floyd said. “Kentucky’s #10 ranking in Education Week’s 2013 report card did not happen accidently. The KDE leadership team has focused on each element of the NCLB waiver and has established a sound infrastructure under Senate Bill 1. It is an exciting time to be working with Kentucky superintendents, school boards, faculty and staff, and I believe we can continue to brighten the future of Kentucky’s children.

The Madison County Schools Board of Education will likely include an executive session as part of next Thursday’s regular meeting to discuss options for a search for a new superintendent, Isaacs said.

Click here to read more from the Kentucky Department of Education.

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