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Dr. Mike Skelton, Superintendent
 Dr. Skelton Dr. Mike Skelton, Superintendent, officially began his duties on July 1, 2016. He is entering his twenty-fifth (25) year in education. Dr. Skelton worked in the West Memphis SD for nine (9) years serving as a teacher, coach, and bus driver. He stepped into administration in the Pocahontas SD serving as an assistant principal for three (3) years. He worked for four (4) years as an assistant principal/principal while in the Paragould SD, and then he spent seven (7) years working in the Jonesboro SD as a principal/assistant superintendent prior to coming to work in the Benton School District in 2016. Dr. Skelton has earned his bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctorate degrees from Arkansas State University. He is also an adjunct professor for William Woods University and Arkansas State University. 
   
 
Karla Neathery, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
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Karla Neathery, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, has been in education for twenty-five (25) years. Mrs. Neathery was an elementary classroom teacher for seven (7) years. She spent five (5) years as an elementary assistant principal and elementary principal before becoming an assistant superintendent of curriculum, a position she has held for thirteen (13) years. She also served as interim superintendent during the 2015-2016 school year. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Ouachita Baptist University, a master’s degree in educational administration from Henderson State University, and an educational specialist’s degree in administration from Henderson State University.

   
 
Lita Gattis, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Administrative Services

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Lita Gattis, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Administrative Services, has been in education for over 30 years. Mrs. Gattis came to Benton in 1983 where she has served as a teacher, counselor, coach, assistant principal and principal at Benton High School.  She began her duties in her current position on July 1, 2016. Mrs. Gattis attended the University of Arkansas and Henderson State University, where she received her BSE in 1982. She received her MSE from Henderson State University in Counseling in 1993.
   
 
Dr. Kim Anderson, Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs & Special Projects
 

Dr. Kim Anderson, Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs & Special Projects, has been in education for 27 years as a teacher, coach, Library Media Specialist, technology coordinator, school improvement specialist and professional development coordinator. Dr. Anderson earned a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate from Arkansas State University and a master’s from University of Central Arkansas. Before beginning in K-12 education, she served one year as a temporary instructor for Arkansas State University and has been an adjunct instructor for Black River Technical College and Arkansas Northeastern College.

   
 
Laura Baber, Chief Financial Officer
Laura Baber, Chief Financial Officer, has been in education for thirty (30) years. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Arkansas Tech University and a master’s degree in elementary administration from Henderson State University. Ms. Baber spent her first eight (8) years in education as a kindergarten and first grade teacher. The next eleven years, she was a Title 1 facilitator before moving into administration as an assistant principal, a position she held for two (2) years. She was the principal of Angie Grant Elementary for seven (7) years and graduated from the Arkansas Master Principal program in May, 2015. She began her position as CFO in July, 2015.
   
 
Kevin Chastain, Plant Manager
Chastain Kevin Chastain, Plant Manager, has been with the Benton School District for thirteen years. Before beginning his current position, he spent a number of years working in the manufacturing and construction industry. He performed custom fabrications as owner/operator of C&C Plastics, Inc., for 11 years. Kevin is a lifelong resident of Benton, a graduate of Benton High School, and a graduate of Southern Technical College.
   
 
Sherri Fite, Technology Director
Fite Sherri Fite is the technology director for the district. She completed her twenty-fourth year in education, and all of those years have been with the Benton School District. After working in the accounting field, she started her career in education as a business teacher at Benton High School and has been the technology director for eleven years. Mrs. Fite has a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master of education degree, both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
   
 
Angela McWhorter, Special Education Director

Angela McWhorter, Director of Special Education, has been in education for twelve (12) years. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and her graduate degree from Northeastern State University. Mrs. McWhorter has served in various roles that include: speech-language pathologist, response-to-intervention coordinator, mental health coordinator, and curriculum/program administrator of special education services. This year is Mrs. McWhorter's third year as the Director of Special Education for the Benton School District.

   
 
Scott Neathery, Athletic Director
Neathery Scott Neathery was named athletic director of the Benton School District effective July 1, 2016. He has been in education for 22 years and began teaching/coaching in 1995 at Bryant School District. During his career, he has served as a physical education/health teacher, girls’ soccer coach, offensive coordinator, transportation and athletic director, and head football coach at Sheridan and Benton. He earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Ouachita Baptist University where he received a scholarship to play football.
   
 
Martha Nehus, Child Nutrition Services Director
Nehus Martha Nehus is a registered, licensed dietitian who has been the child nutrition coordinator for the past 15 years. She earned a BSE and MSE from the University of Central Arkansas and completed her dietetic internship at UAMS. She taught in Florida for one year before returning to Arkansas to pursue a career in the nutrition field. Prior to coming to the Benton School District, she was a clinical dietitian on the oncology units at UAMS, an instructor and clinical coordinator for the dietetic internship at UCA, and the Director of Nutrition Services at Arkansas Health Center.
   
 
Danny Revis, Transportation Director
Revis Danny Revis, transportation director for the Benton School District, has worked in education for 19 years as a special education teacher and transportation director. He worked at Rivendell Behavioral Health as a counselor and teacher before entering public education. He is a graduate of Benton High School. He holds a BA in Sociology from Arkansas-Little Rock and an MEd from Henderson State University.
   

 

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