Superintendent hopefuls near 20

By The Arkadelphian

A 19th person has inked interest in leading Arkadelphia Public Schools.

Ken Vaughn, of Lufkin, Texas, submitted his resume to the school district on April 21. Vaughn is currently the superintendent of Pineywoods Community Academy, a position he has held since 2017. Prior to that Vaughn had been administrator at the Tyler Independent School District for four years. 

Vaughn has held administrative roles since 2002, and has been an educator for 23 years, according to his resume.

The interviewing process is expected to begin in May, according to School Board President Casey Motl.

The search for a superintendent began in February, when Karla Neathery accepted the top position at Sheridan Public School District.

The entire list to date includes:

• Suzette Anderson

Bobby Applegate

• J. Lance Arbuckle

• William Jason Arrington

• Jennifer Barbara

• Bruce Bryant

• Marvin Burton

• Rick Gales

• Gabriel D. Jackson

• Lloyd Jackson

• Lisa Kisser

• Robert Keith McDaniel

• Carla Narlesky

• Michael D. Odom

• Jeff Spaletta

Laura Strickland

• Tiffany Thrash

• Ken Vaughn

• Steven Watkins

The application will remain open until the position is filled.