Greetings Sterling Public Schools Community,
It is my honor and privilege to serve as your next Superintendent of Schools. I am a father of two children. My daughter Sydney is a 1st grade teacher in central Arkansas and my son Blake is completing his senior year of high school. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1993 and a Master of Education in 2005 from Northeastern State University. I entered the Navy boot camp in 1988 and retired from the Navy Seabee’s in 2010. I have held numerous education positions from classroom teacher, coach, and administrator. I couldn’t be more thrilled and excited to be here and I’m looking forward to meeting you in the coming months.
I am a Sterling Tiger,
This is where I belong.
I strive for excellence,
So our tradition will stand strong.
I do everything with dedication and pride.
I keep my hopes up and spirit alive.
I have the dignity to try and power to succeed.
WE ARE THE TIGERS, FOREVER WE WILL BE
COVID Regulations and Recommendations
What Is Great About Sterling Public Schools?
~ SPS is a welcoming school and we take care of our students
~ We have a high percentage of students who excel in their classes
~ A high percentage of our students participate in extracurricular activities
~ SPS is focused on School safety – 57 cameras and restricted entrances
~ Our teachers are highly qualified
~ Our paraprofessionals are highly qualified – State certifications, some with teaching degrees
~ SPS is a four day a week school (Monday through Thursday)
~ Our academic teams in elementary, junior high, and high school are competitive
~ SHS electives – photography, psychology, music appreciation, STEM, Forensics, Spanish
~ FFA and FCCLA are very active and competitive
~ All athletic events at SPS are competitive and represent our school well
~ Our Student Council is very active and supportive
~ Our staff knows each student and we place students at the top of our priorities
~ Colleges classes are available – 12 to 15 hours may be earned
~ SPS has very few discipline problems
~ SPS promotes positive, constructive relationships
~ Hotspots are provided to qualifying students for internet connections
~ The technology throughout the school is new and was purchased with grant money
~ Red Ribbon (Drug Free) week is during the Halloween season - dress up each day of the week
~ Drug Free Olympics is held between grades 7-12 during Drug Free Week
~ Our counselor conducts character education to our elementary school students
~ The SPS Superintendent holds Leadership Lunch periodically for student leaders
~ The SPS School Board recognizes student achievements at board meetings
~ Grants are providing HVAC units, supplies, and are covering some salaries
~ A school bond passed in 2018 for textbooks, a bus, a car, school safety, and technology
~ Our elementary PE offers swimming in the school swimming pool
~ SES hold Grandparents Day
~ During the spring SES holds Spring Fling fun day
~ The elementary takes theme pictures for Halloween, Christmas, and Easter
~ SPS has an annual Halloween Carnival
~ Banquets are held each spring for FFA, FCCLA, and Athletics
~ Dances are held for upper elementary classes and high school
~ SHS holds a Homecoming during basketball season
~ Senior Night is held at our last home basketball game
~ Field trips are a common occurrence at SES and SHS
~ All school meals are currently free, breakfast and lunch
~ The buildings and facilities are well taken care of including a new roof
~The school swimming pool is opened up in the summer