- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky educator has been recognized for promoting achievement for students of all backgrounds.

The Kentucky Board of Education presented the sixth annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award to Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook on Wednesday.

Cook has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal and high school principal. He is in his sixth year as superintendent.

The award was established to honor the late Kentucky Department of Education employee, who served as an associate commissioner. Grissom previously served as a director at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and as a teacher of special needs and gifted students in Red Springs, North Carolina.

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