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Superintendent Announces Next Leader for Carter G. Woodson Academy

Nekesha CozartAfter an extensive search, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Demetrus Liggins has named Nekesha Cozart as the next principal for Carter G. Woodson Academy. “Cozart has the unique combination of experience, leadership, and compassion needed to nurture and ignite the learning environment at Carter G. Woodson Academy,” Liggins said. “She has a clear passion for learning and equity, and I know she will continue to inspire all of our scholars to fulfill their unlimited potential.” 

With more than 20 years of experience as an educator, Cozart began her career with FCPS as the Family Resource Center coordinator at Harrison Elementary. She later taught special education at Harrison and joined the staff at Woodson as a community liaison in 2013. Since then, she has served as administrative dean, assistant principal, and most recently as the acting program director. Cozart will assume her role as principal in July.

“Nekesha has proven herself to be an exceptional school leader, willing to knock down any barrier that stands in the path of Carter G. Woodson scholars,” said Chief of High Schools James McMillin. “Her heart and soul are focused on improving the outcomes of these young men, and I cannot think of anyone better suited to lead this incredible program to new heights.”

Cozart holds a bachelor’s degree in family studies from the University of Kentucky and a master’s in learning behavior disorders from Georgetown College. She completed her Rank I, Principal Licensure Program, and Principal Licensure Program II at Asbury University.

Posted April 20, 2023