Dr. Mike Skelton, Superintendent, officially began his duties on July 1, 2016. He is entering his twenty-fourth (24) 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 this year. 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.