Headshot of Superintendent Kelly SprinklesKelly Sprinkles became Superintendent of the Knox County Public Schools in August 2013.  Since taking office he has led the district through a successful diagnostic review conducted by AdvancED and the Kentucky Department of Education, worked with vendors to reduce energy costs through performance contracts, managed the district budget to improve staffing allocations while providing needed instructional and support materials to students, developed partnerships with Berea College, Union College, Southeast Community and Technical College, that bring opportunities for our students and staff to learn, and so many more initiatives and programs.

Superintendent Sprinkles seeks feedback throughout the year through his working committee groups.  Each year eligible students apply to be a member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council.  “The student council is my favorite group.  We sit down and they open up telling stories and opinions about their experience in our schools.”

Another committee group that Superintendent Sprinkles meets with is the Council of Councils.  SBDM councils at each school appoint one member to serve as their representative on the committee.  Superintendent Sprinkles shares with them updates on legislation, policy, budget, and other education topics that are making headlines.  It also gives the council members an opportunity to share ideas with one another to take back to their school and present for possible implementation.

Reach out to Superintendent Sprinkles by email at  You may also call his administrative assistant, Sherry Smith, to setup an appointment at (606)546-3157, ext. 2426.