As the Superintendent of Star City School District, I am the lead learner of a great district! We have approximately 1540 students and we are the only  K-12 Project Lead the Way district in Arkansas. We are the first district in the nation to build a positive district culture using The Energy Bus for Schools!

I am blessed to work with a community that takes so much pride in our schools. At Star City we have a positive board of directors, positive administrators, positive teachers and a positive staff. I started my administration career in Star City 11 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.  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