As the Superintendent of Star City School District, I am the lead learner of a great district! We have approximately 1600 students and are the only  K-12 Project Lead the Way district in Arkansas. I can’t wait to work with a community that takes so much pride in our schools, great administrators, great teachers and a great staff. I started my administration career in Star City ten years ago- Go Dogs!

As the former Principal of Pea Ridge High School, I had the opportunity to watch the culture shift from traditional assembly line to a flexible student focused environment. At PRHS we strived to be a school that was student centered and innovative. With the creation of the Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy, Flex Mod scheduling, and one-to-one technology, we were providing personalized learning. Every day we were able to watch students grow and develop not only content knowledge but also 21st Century Skills.

-Jon Laffoon