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April 29, 2013

School superintendent leaving for state job

Will be education commissioner’s chief of staff

MADISON COUNTY — Madison School Superintendent Tommy Floyd is leaving his post to become chief of staff for Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.

In a Monday news release, Holliday said the newly created staff position is needed because of the large number of initiatives that the department is implementing.

Most are related to Senate Bill 1 (2009), the state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver and the “increasing need to collaborate and coordinate with our stakeholders and partner groups.”

In naming Floyd to the position, Holliday praised his work as an educator.

“Tommy’s focus on student success, data-driven decision making and continuous improvement aligns with the department’s efforts to better public education in our state,” Holliday said.

“He recognizes the collaborative nature of our work and understands what it will take for all students to graduate college- and career-ready.”

Floyd has headed the Madison County School District since March 2008 after serving as interim superintendent and chief academic officer for two years.

During his tenure in Madison County, he helped launch a number of new initiatives including a Middle College program, transitional mathematics and reading courses based on ACT benchmarks for college readiness and the Positive Approach to Student Success that decreased suspensions in the district by 34 percent.

“Dr. Floyd’s departure from Madison County Schools leaves me with mixed emotions,” said Madison County School Board chair Mona Isaacs. “I am sorry to lose such a hard-working, dedicated superintendent. But, I am very happy for him. This new role gives him the opportunity to make a positive impact on ALL the students in Kentucky.”

Before coming to Madison County, Floyd worked in the Wayne County and Montgomery County schools, Somerset Independent Schools, and at the Kentucky Department of Education, where he had the title of Highly Skilled Educator.

In his 26 years as an educator, Floyd has been a teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, a principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.

His recognitions include Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ Administrator of the Year, the Kentucky School Boards Association’s Kids First Advocacy Award and the national Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Award.

Floyd serves on the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council; the Southeast/

Southcentral Cooperative and Kentucky Educational Develop-ment Corporation (KEDC) executive committees; and as a member of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators New Superintendent Training design team among other activities.

Floyd holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s degree in biology education from Georgetown College, principal and superintendent certifications from Eastern Kentucky University and will be awarded a doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Kentucky University in May.

Costs of his doctoral studies were covered by the school district as part of his employment contract.

He is married to Cecilia Floyd, a teacher in the Rockcastle County School District. They have two children – Morgan, a senior at Georgetown College; and Jonathan, a freshman at Eastern Kentucky University.

Floyd will begin as chief of staff at the Kentucky Department of Education July 1 at a salary of $131,000, the KDE news release stated.

Since April 2011, his superintendent’s salary has been about $155,000.

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