FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Senate adopted Senator Johnny Ray Turner’s resolution honoring Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb on being the 2016 recipient of the F.L. Dupree Award on Wednesday. Webb was presented the award during the Kentucky School Boards Association conference recently in Louisville.
“Henry is an individual who makes a difference in the lives of Floyd County’s students and is very deserving of this prestigious award. His leadership and dedication have proven that outstanding things can happen when great people work together,” said Turner, a retired educator of the Floyd County Schools.
The F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award is co-sponsored by the Kentucky School Boards Association and the Dupree family. For 45 years the award has gone to a superintendent who has shown exemplary work in areas of school finance, facility management, student engagement, community involvement, and advocacy.
Webb has been an employee of the Floyd County School District since 1995 and has served as superintendent since 2007. Webb was lauded for his commitment to improving the lives of students in eastern Kentucky and for serving as an inspiration to so many Floyd Countians who have benefited from his vision and his desire to do “Whatever it takes” to improve the schools in his district.
Webb was also honored for taking Floyd County from 86th to 12th place in the state accountability system, for securing record amounts of grant funding for his district, and for pushing his district’s teachers to be involved in state and national opportunities that have helped Floyd County become a District of Distinction.
“Today I stood on the floor of the Senate to brag on the young man that is largely responsible for making the Floyd County School District a top district in the state,” Turner said. “As with any organization, a school system can only grow as much as its leader will allow and Henry sets high expectations for the Floyd County students, administrators, teachers and classified employees, and these expectations have enabled them to become a top school district in the state.”
“I am very proud of Henry and the Floyd County School System and wish them the best of luck in the future,” Turner added.
During consideration of Senate Resolution 202, Turner told his colleagues on the Senate floor that he knew early on that Henry was going to be very successful in whatever he did in life. Webb was the varsity point guard on Turner’s 1998 McDowell High School basketball team. “His hard work and dedication on and off the court molded him into the person he is today. I am very proud of Henry and wish him luck in future endeavors.”