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

May 2023 | Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Springdale Family,

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to express my gratitude for your unwavering dedication and commitment to educating our students. You are the backbone of our education system, and your hard work and passion make a tremendous difference in the lives of every Springdale student.

Over the past three years, you have faced unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic, but you have risen to the occasion with creativity, resilience, and grace. You have adapted to new technologies and teaching methods, supported your students' emotional well-being, and continued to provide high-quality instruction despite the obstacles. As we progress through the implementation of LEARNS, we will do so with stability and collective strength.

Your dedication has not gone unnoticed. Your tireless efforts continue to have a profound impact on our students and their families. You have inspired your students to learn, challenged them to grow, and helped them to realize their full potential.

As your superintendent, I am proud of the work that you do every day, and I am grateful for the difference that you make in our students' lives. Please know that your hard work is appreciated, and that your contributions to our school community are valued. 

Our School Board continues to invest in our salary schedule, student/staff safety, and our professional growth. There is no doubt that we have the best school board just like we have the best staff!

It is important to finish the year with energy and enthusiasm for our students. That can be a challenge but I have faith in our Springdale Family!

Thank you for all that you do! I am honored to serve along side of you! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!


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