LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk was named Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.
KASA made the announcement at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. The announcement came as a surprise to Caulk.
“This recognition is not a recognition of my work alone. This is a recognition of the work of my team, of all of the educators,” said Caulk.
Caulk showed his appreciation for those who paved the way for equality in education. He talked about Dr. Elaine Farris, the Commonwealth’s first African-American Superintendent. He also mentioned Dr. Marlene Helm, a distinguished educator who served as the district’s Superintendent in 2014.
“We will not rest until we prove that demography, zip code and neighborhood does not equal destiny, and show the rest of the nation what is possible for each and every child,” Caulk told the crowd after accepting the award.