Dr. Kim Wilbanks- JPS Superintendent

Dr. Kim Wilbanks serves as the district's superintendent. During her 8 year tenure with the district, she has provided the vision and guidance to allow JPS to develop and implement the magnet school concept at the elementary level. In addition, she had led Jonesboro High School in its recently successful efforts to gain Charter School Status beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Under charter status, Jonesboro High School will implement three distinctive academic academies focusing on Sciences, Math, Technology, and Engineering, Business, Media, and Health, and Human Services. The charter's waivers will allow JHS to provide students with opportunities to participate in real workplace internships and receive mentoring from area business personnel. Dr. Wilbanks had led the district in fully implementing Professional Learning Communities at every JPS campus over the last several years. PLCs provide teachers and staff the opportunities to collaborate in a professional atmosphere with their peers. Under Dr. Wilbanks' guidance, the district has served as a pilot for the new TESS program (Teacher Evaluation Program). Under her leadership, the district has completed major construction projects including the addition of a new district Center for the Performing Arts, rennovation of the Don Riggs Hurricane gymnasium, additions and improvements to the Jonesboro Kindergarten Center, International Studies campus, Annie Camp and MacArthur Jr. High campuses. and Health, Wellness, and Environmental Studies campus. One of the greatest accomplishments of the district has been the passage of a recent millage enabling the district to continue to expand and meet the needs of its students.

Executive Assistant:

  • Jodi Dent- (870) 933-5800, ext. 12235; 
  • FAX (870)933-5838

William Cheatham- Assistant Superintendent ~ Secondary
Dr. Sue Castleberry- Assistant Superintendent ~ Elementary

Executive Assistant:

Karleen Sheets- Assistant Superintendent ~ Federal Programs and Curriculum

Executive Assistant:

  • Gay Watkins- (870) 933-5800, ext. 12222; 
  • FAX (870)933-5816
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 West Corporation. All rights reserved.