Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar


Supt Student Advisory Council 15-16 Community Appreciation 2015 Cumberland Family Medical provides nurses SY 15-16 Opening Day 2015 Family Literacy Night @ CCES Dr. Biggerstaff had the honor of attending US Sen. McConnell's town hall meeting in Burkesville.  Dr. Biggerstaff eats lunch with students on a weekly basis to gauge student interests and discuss their perceptions of school. Dr. Biggerstaff has initiated a Student Advisory Council with representatives from grades 5-12. Dr. Biggerstaff welcomed over 90 participants to the Region 6 FRYSC program tour at Dale Hollow on September 4, 2014. Shown here is Dr. Biggerstaff with John Partin, a nurse practitioner who works the Wellness on Wheels. Cumberland Co. Board of Education recognized Adult Education Program for ranking #10 in the state. Dr. Biggerstaff represented the Board at the STOP program at CCMS. Cumberland Co. BOE recognized high school students who placed at the FCCLA Regional Meeting (Oct. 2014). Townhall meeting with state senator and representative

Dr. Kirk Biggerstaff, Superintendent
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 at kirk.biggerstaff@cumberland.kyschools.us.  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

Adjunct Professor 
University of the Cumberlands

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


Read to Achieve Literacy Grant, $145,500 (2014)

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, $352,500 (2014)

Improving Literacy through School Libraries Grant, $127,731 (2006)

3M Salute to Schools Grant, $15,000 (2005)


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

My Family-Wife Christie; Children: Campbell, Connor, and Clayton


  • About Superintendent Dr. Kirk Biggerstaff
Contact Us
Cumberland County School District810 North Main Street

Burkesville, KY 42717
location icon white  View Map & Directions
phone icon white  Phone: (270) 864-3377
fax icon white  Fax: (270) 864-5803