Twyman good choice to head state board

Through more than 25 years as an educator and a leader, William Twyman has shaped many minds and has led by example.

Twyman is a former educator and administrator with Glasgow Independent Schools. He began his impressive teaching career in 1977 teaching math and science to students ranging from sixth to 12th grades and served as assistant principal of Glasgow Middle School and principal of the Ralph Bunche Sixth Grade Center.

The educator was the 1993 recipient of the Milken Family Foundation’s first Educator Award.

Tywman retired in 2004, but those who know him say he is still very involved in the district and is still very highly regarded in the community. Those who know him say he has been a tremendous leader reaching out to schools and advocating for new programs.

Others outside Glasgow have also taken notice of Twyman’s capabilities.

Twyman has been elected chairman of the Kentucky Board of Education.

This had to be wonderful news to Twyman, who says he doesn’t quite know why he was honored, but nevertheless seems very humbled to serve as chairman of this board.

Twyman also is making history, as the Kentucky Department of Education believes he is the first minority to hold this position.

This is history in the making for Twyman, whose family has a track record of making history.

Twyman is a relative of Luska J. Twyman, who became the first black mayor in Kentucky when he was elected mayor of Glasgow in 1968.

He will be a real addition as chairman and already has knowledge of the board, since he began serving a second term on the 11-member board in 2014 after being appointed to it by then-Gov. Steve Beshear.

Twyman says he is interested in continuing reform education in Kentucky, advocating for new programs and continuing to make improvements for our children.

We believe electing Twyman as the chairman of the board was a good choice. He is well-respected by those he has worked with, those in his community and by many in the education field across the state. He will be a fine chairman of this very important board.

We congratulate him and wish him all of the best in his new role.

Bowling Green Daily News

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