Dr. Jared Cleveland

Dr. Jared Cleveland

Dr. Jared A. Cleveland is the Superintendent of the Springdale School District. He previously served as Deputy Superintendent from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2020 . Dr. Cleveland has worked in public education for the past 27 years. Prior to joining Springdale Schools, he served as Arkansas Department of Education Assistant Commissioner of Fiscal and Administrative Services, Superintendent of the Lavaca School District, and Superintendent of the Magazine School District. He is married to Cristi Cleveland and they have three sons, Crason, Callen, and Camden.

Dr. Cleveland earned a bachelor’s degree in history/political science from Arkansas Tech University in 1993, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2003, Educational Specialist in 2006, and doctorate of P-20 Education in 2014, all from Harding University.

Dr. Cleveland has served on several boards, commissions, and councils at the state and national level. In 2005, he served as the  Arkansas Commissioner for the Education Commission of the States (ECS) and recently concluded his 5 year service on the national steering committee for  ACT State Organizations. 

Dr. Cleveland was recognized in 2009 as The Arkansas Early Childhood Commission and The Division of Child Care “Outstanding Early Childhood Professional of Arkansas” and in 2020 as the  “Arkansas Association of School Personnel Administrator of the Year” by the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators.  

Dr. Cleveland is passionate about preparing students to enter the global workforce through the integration of technology, real-world applications, and rigorous instruction. His mission is to develop minds that think, hearts that care, and hands that serve.

Updates from the Superintendent

August 2022 | Incentive Bonus/Retention Bonus for Bus Drivers

Good afternoon Springdale Family,

Everyone is aware that we are experiencing a bus driver shortage. I personally am so thankful for our wonderful drivers that chose to return to serve our children again this year! I am happy to announce that our School Board will consider a proposal for a $1,500 retention bonus for current full time bus drivers. The details are not finalized until the School Board officially approves the recommendation in September. However, I am confident the School Board is fully supportive of the proposal. The bonus will be distributed in five payouts of $300. All 5 payments would be completed by the end of December. 

Additionally, new full time licensed route drivers will also be awarded a $1,500 incentive bonus to drive a route. Any current employee is welcome to join the transportation team regardless of assignment. Please encourage those you know outside our district to consider joining our Springdale Transportation Family! 

Mr. Hayes or I will provide additional details in the coming days for those that are current part time drivers or that would like to consider driving part time as it relates to a prorated bonus.  

Anyone interested in driving a route should contact Mr. Kevin Conkin at kconkin@sdale.org or apply on our district website. Have a great weekend and we all look forward to seeing everyone on Monday the 15th! 

Jared A. Cleveland, Ed.D.
Springdale Public Schools