March 19, 2013
Floyd County Supt. Henry Webb finished the final leg of his formal education last week when he completed a doctorate in education.
Dr. Webb followed an education tract which focused on P-12 Administrative Leadership. While obtaining his degree, Dr. Webb maintained his full time role of superintendent of Floyd County Schools, participated in numerous leadership training opportunities and conducted research focused on improving student achievement.
“It’s been an intensive process but I truly value education and obtaining this degree has been a personal goal for some time,” said Webb.
Webb says that the research for his doctorate centered on identifying and growing teachers’ strengths that impact student learning, and that from those findings, individual and school plans were created that combined the strengths in their own buildings.
“The objective is to see ourselves realistically, focus on the positive, and get better so that kids can benefit,” Webb said. “Our district goals focus on all kids meeting or exceeding state assessment targets, increasing our college and career readiness rate and raising ACT scores, and in order to meet those goals, we have to get better.”
In a town meeting Monday with students at Betsy Layne Elementary for Operation Preparation, Webb told students that many careers will required them to be committed to growth and learning in order to be successful.
“As of last Friday, I have finished my last official class, but I will never stop learning and growing.”