Warren County Superintendent Rob Clayton Named National Superintendent of the Year

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‘Having a national platform to share that vision is truly powerful’

FRANKFORT, KY (November 15, 2022) – The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS) today announced that Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) Superintendent Rob Clayton was named the 2022 National Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents. Clayton has served as the superintendent of WCPS – the fourth largest and fastest-growing public school in Kentucky – since 2013.

“Rob was a natural choice for this honor,” said Jim Flynn, executive director of KASS. “He works tirelessly to provide high-quality learning and engaging opportunities for the students and staff of Warren County. But his dedication to the education profession doesn’t stop at his district. He has always been a champion for giving all students in Kentucky, regardless of where they live, the same meaningful experiences. Having a national platform to share that vision is truly powerful.”

Clayton was also selected as the 2023 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year at the Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ (KASA) Leadership Institute in July.

During Clayton’s tenure, the district has experienced significant growth, increasing its student body by 25 percent. At the same time, WCPS has opened three new elementary schools and undergone major athletic renovations at all four high schools.

“I’m honored by this recognition, but it’s an award that really has to be shared throughout our entire district,” Clayton said. “I am fortunate to have the support of tremendous staff and families, and I know the difference that kind of support can make. That’s why it’s so important to get our public education funding back on track, recruit and retain top-notch teachers and staff, and focus on student and staff wellness and safety. We have to put our kids first in Kentucky.”

To learn more about the Kids First initiative, visit kidsfirstky.com.


About Kids First Kentucky

Kids First Kentucky is an initiative by the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS) to make sure our children and teachers can be at their best every day. We believe in wisely investing public dollars to support public schools. We believe in empowering local school districts to make the best decisions for their communities. Most of all, we believe improving our public schools means greater opportunities and brighter futures for all Kentuckians.

About Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS)

The mission of KASS is to develop the capacity of Superintendents, and those who aspire to the Superintendency, to reach their full potential in transforming their educational systems to produce students who successfully compete in a global society. KASS supports superintendents and their school districts by influencing education policies and legislation, facilitating networking and mentoring, enhancing professional development and sustaining relationships with other Kentucky education organizations.

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