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

November 2022 | Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Springdale Family!

We have much to be thankful for. I am thankful for each of you and every child we serve. You make Springdale the special place for children that it is!

Thank you for having an opportunity mindset, diligently staying green and growing. Every week I am in our schools. I see and hear dedicated and professional people focused on excellence. Regardless of position, each of you contribute to our culture of care and high expectations. You dream big, aim small, and have expectations of excellence for yourself and your students. As the Springdale Family, we are reimagining what public schools should aspire to become for students. We are successfully aligning academics and workforce to create relevant and impactful pathways to robust careers for all of our students. Our future is now and it is happening because of your great work!

Our School Board is proud of your deep commitment and professional perseverance to fully engage in the PLC process and firmly believe in your work. We have tremendous School Board members who see your commitment and provide unwavering support. I hope the well deserved bonus the school board approved is a difference maker for you as we head into this holiday season.

I hope the week ahead is refreshing and filled with fun, family and great food. Do not forget to rest. You deserve it! I am thankful to serve you every day. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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