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Dr. Biggerstaff January 2020
Dr. Kirk Biggerstaff

Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent for Cumberland County Schools!  As your Superintendent of Schools, I welcome you to our district website!  It is our hope that you will find our website informative and useful.  If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our education system, please do not hesitate to call me anytime at 270-864-3377 or send me an email .  I am here to serve you.

MISSION STATEMENT: My professional mission is to support students, teachers, staff, and parents by promoting a safe, nurturing, learning-centered culture focused on maintaining high-quality curriculum, instruction, and assessment in order to continually improve and advance academic achievement.


2012-Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.), WKU (4.0 GPA)
2005-Master of Science in Library Media Education, WKU (4.0 GPA)
2002-Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, WKU (Cum Laude honors)


Superintendent Certification (P-12)
Principal/Instructional Leadership Certification (P-12)
Library Media Certification (P-12)
Social Studies Certification (grades 8-12)


Superintendent of Schools
Cumberland County Board of Education

Tompkinsville Elementary School

Assistant Principal
Tompkinsville Elementary School

Library Media Specialist
Monroe County High School

Teacher/Library Media Specialist
Metcalfe County Middle School/North Metcalfe Elementary School


Cumberland County Board of Education (written by Dr. Biggerstaff)
Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant (Districtwide), $440,000 (2018)
Entrepreneurial Studies Grant (Districtwide), $20,000 (2018)
Kitchen Equipment Assistance Grant (MS), $22,000 (2018)
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (ES), $490,000 (2018)
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (MS), $490,000 (2018)
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Grant (ES), $23,000
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (HS), $490,000 (2017)
Read to Achieve Literacy Grant (ES), $200,000 (2017)
Math Achievement Fund Grant, $200,000 (2016)

Tompkinsville Elementary School (written by Dr. Biggerstaff)
Read to Achieve Literacy Grant, $145,500 (2014)
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, $352,500 (2014)
Give with Target Facebook Grant, $1,000 (2012-2013)
Kleenex Brand Back-to-School Field Trip Grant, $500 (2011-2012)
Wal-Mart Foundation Community Outreach Grant, $500 (2011)

Monroe County High School (written by Dr. Biggerstaff)
National Endowment for the Humanities Bookshelf Grant, $500 (2007)
Scholastic School-wide Bookstore Grant, $2,000 (2006)
Improving Literacy through School Libraries Grant, $127,731 (2006)
3M Salute to Schools Grant, $15,000 (2005)
National Endowment for the Humanities Bookshelf Grant, $500 (2005)


2016-Distinguished District of Distinction (Cumberland Co. Schools, top 5% in KY)

2015-Distinguished School District (Cumberland Co. Schools, top 10% in KY)

2014-National Blue Ribbon School-Tompkinsville Elementary

2014-School of Distinction (99th percentile)-Tompkinsville Elementary

2014-National Distinguished Principal Finalist (KY Association of Elementary Principals)

2013-Distinguished, High Performing, High Progress School (Top 10% in overall academic achievement-91st percentile; Top 10% in academic growth)-Tompkinsville Elementary

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011-KCCT State Assessment: Top 10% in Reading and Math Achievement-Tompkinsville Elementary

2012-National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Nominee-Tompkinsville Elementary

2008-Kentucky Department of Education Pacesetter School (top 5% of all public schools in Kentucky)-Tompkinsville Elementary

2009-2011-State Beta Club Executive Council

2007-2009-Kentucky Junior Beta Club State Sponsor