Dr. Jim Flynn serves as executive director for the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS), guiding all superintendents in their mission to provide the best possible educational opportunities and outcomes for Kentucky students. For over 70 years, KASS has led the fight for school districts, teachers, and students to be provided with the funding, resources and independence they deserve.
Dr. Flynn accepted the reigns of KASS in 2019 after serving 16 years as superintendent of Simpson County Schools, where he implemented a cohesive and unified vision to empower administrators and teachers in better preparing students for higher education and the workforce. His measurable success on this front has led to numerous awards and key roles in Kentucky education, including the 2015 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year Award and an appointment to the Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC) by the Kentucky General Assembly.
As the executive director of KASS, Dr. Flynn has continued to set a standard for educators and legislators to follow. The organization has helped guide and promote key policy initiatives while emphasizing the important role all Kentuckians play in supporting public schools, and how they also benefit from a higher quality educational system.
Dr. Flynn earned a Bachelor of Science degree, a Rank I in School Administration and superintendent certification from Western Kentucky University. He also has a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and a Doctoral degree from Northern Kentucky University. He lives in Franklin, Kentucky with his wife, Nancy, and his three children, Bracken, Hunter, and Bretton.
For more information about him and the work of KASS, visit kysupts.org.