Superintendent's Message

Roger Cook

Roger D. Cook is the current superintendent at the Taylor County School District in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He is currently in his fortieth year as an educator, having served fifteen years in the role of a head football/ golf coach, and a teacher of Psychology and Sociology. Mr. Cook then served as an athletic director and assistant principal in Kentucky’s largest high school for six years before becoming a high school principal for twelve years. This year marks his twelfth year as a superintendent where he has created a model of learning that is being copied throughout the nation. Mr. Cook has had eight straight years with zero drop-outs and his school district is one of only a few in Kentucky that has a one hundred percent graduation rate. Mr. Cook was named in 2013 as a “Top Twenty Educator to Watch” by the NSBA during the Consortium for School Networking (COSN) conference in Washington D.C. He was also named a “Top Thirty Digital Educator” in 2014 by the Center for Digital Education as a top Thirty Digital Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers. Mr. Cook has gained national recognition for his ten straight NSBA presentations and his numerous presentations throughout the nation and the state of Kentucky. Mr. Cook was recently nominated to serve on a panel of top education policy makers at the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution in Washington D.C. Mr. Cook’s philosophy of education includes self-paced personalized learning in a six spoke wheel where his school district is open 24/7, 365 days a year. His students are accelerated at such a rate they are able to graduate high school as mid-term college sophomores getting the credits from his early college program. His school district garners over fifty visits a year for the past four years from in and out of state schools. His school district has been featured on CN2 an affiliate station of CNN and he is featured in two books that describe his teaching and learning program by author Mike Raible.





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