Floyd County schools: Adkins selected as Superintendent

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Floyd County Board of Education says that Danny Adkins, Personnel Director of Pike County Schools, has been selected as the new superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

The Board of Education says it began the search in late June 2017 when they hired the Kentucky School Boards Association to provide Superintendent Search Services.

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Danny Adkins has 23 years of service in public education. He has served as a science teacher and an elementary school principal at a top performing elementary school. Most recently, as personnel director for the Pike County School District, Adkins has worked closely with personnel matters, trained Site Based Decision Making Council members for the district and been part of the district administrative team.

Adkins comes to Floyd County Schools with experience as an instructional leader. He assisted his district team in the development of the curriculum document and collaborated to design and implement how to close gaps and help individual students master content through the Response to Intervention (RTI) plan. Adkins planned and developed professional development sessions for teachers regularly and assisted in establishing professional learning communities. He is knowledgeable in analyzing data and using that information to guide instruction in order to better address the needs of the students.

Freddy Bowling, Assistant Superintendent in Pike County Schools, says, “Mr. Adkins is very skilled in collaboration and promotes team work and leadership. One of his biggest strengths is his ability to bring people together and work towards one common goal – student learning.”

Adkins received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts from Morehead State University. He attained his Rank I certification through Union College and his School Superintendent Certification at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Adkins says, “I’m very honored to be selected as superintendent of such an elite school district and I’m looking forward to working with the board members and staff, the students and parents, and the community members. I’m committed to providing all students with a world class education in order to prepare them for our ever changing global society.”

Danny and his wife Cindy live in Coal Run with their daughter Emily, 19, and their son Josh, 13.

Media Release from Floyd County Board of Education