News Release - November 26, 2019
Frankfort KY –
Dr. Brian Creasman, superintendent of Fleming County Schools, was named the Kentucky 2020 Superintendent of the Year (SOY) by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).
The award is presented annually through a competitive application process based on a superintendent’s talent and vision in the areas of leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement. The Kentucky award is the springboard to the national award given by the American Association of School Administrators.
“The SOY award is in its 33rd year, and we are honored to recognize Dr. Creasman,” said Dr. Rhonda Caldwell, KASA executive director. “It is designed to pay tribute to Dr. Creasman’s talent and vision in leading the Fleming County school district.”
Dr. Creasman received the award at a surprise ceremony held in his district November 26 at 10 a.m. ET. The ceremony was attended by district faculty, staff, board members and community leaders. Dr. Creasman received a bronze eagle sculpture, a $2,500 scholarship for a Fleming County high school senior, a commemorative ring, and travel reimbursement to the AASA National Conference on Education in February. He now moves on to compete with other state winners to become a finalist for the National Superintendent of the Year Award, given by AASA in February 2020.
After serving in multiple administrative roles, Dr. Creasman accepted the head position for the Fleming County Schools in 2014. As superintendent, he has made a point to work closely with members of the board of education, school and district administrators and staff, parents, and community members. Through these partnerships, Fleming County Schools has gone from a district that was state monitored due to financial instability, leadership capacity, and student achievement, to a high-performing district.
“I believe that good leadership cultivates a trend to increase both student achievement and test scores, but great leadership includes creating a culture in which all students adopt a growth mindset and believe they matter,” said Creasman. “As a district, we continue to create experiences where all students are successful because, yes, all students matter.”
Under Dr. Creasman’s leadership, the school district has posted record gains in student achievement, greatly expanded access to technology and empowered teacher leaders and students. The district no longer carries the label of “needs improvement.” In fact, all six schools have surpassed state cut scores in proficiency, transition readiness, separate academic indicators and growth. According to state and local assessments, gaps are closing as student achievement continues to increase.
“Dr. Creasman has worked tirelessly to move the district forward and provide every child with opportunities to succeed. He leads with passion and has empowered the entire community to ensure its approach is education-first,” said Dr. Caldwell. “His selection for this award is confirmation that his leadership is bringing extraordinary results to the students he serves every single day.”
KASA is the largest school administrator group in Kentucky, representing more than 3,100 education leaders from across the commonwealth. Formed in 1969, KASA connects education leaders to policymakers, legislators, and other interest groups, and provides numerous benefits and services to Kentucky’s school administrators