Wilson Sears

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Wilson joined Performance Services in 2015 bringing over 50 years of experience in the education field. Since 1963, Wilson has served Kentucky school districts as a coach, math instructor, teacher, assistant principal, principal, athletic director. Wilson served as superintendent at Somerset Independent School District. In 2014 he retired as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.

In his free time, Wilson enjoys extensive reading, playing competitive tennis and golf, as well as spending time with his wife, Brenda.


  • BS in Mathematics & Physical Education – Eastern Kentucky University, 1963
  • Graduate Mathematics – University of Kentucky, 1966
  • MS in Education/Emphasis on School Leadership – Western Kentucky University, 1978
  • Superintendent’s Certification – Western Kentucky University, 1978


  • Merit Scholar – Teacher of the Year, 1968
  • Outstanding Young Educator – State of Kentucky, 1970
  • Western Kentucky Conference Coach of the Year, 1976, 1977, 1979
  • Kentucky High School Coach of the Year, 1976-1977
  • Kentucky High School Coach of the Year, Courier Journal, 1976-1977
  • Kentucky High School Coach of the Year, Lexington Herald-Leader, 1976-1977
  • President, Kentucky High School Coaching Association, 1985-1987
  • KHSAA Hall of Fame, 1998
  • Chairperson, Southeast/Southcentral Educational Co-op, 2005-2007
  • Superintendent of the Year, Kentucky Educational Development Corporation, 2007-2008c
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