Leader Blues

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

TOP STORY >> Cabot superintendent gets state’s top honor

Leader staff writer

Frank Holman, superintendent of the Cabot School District, was presented the Arkansas Superintendent of the Year Award during the board of education meeting Tuesday night.

Kellar Noggle, executive director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Admini-strators along with a group of about 10 superintendents from around the state, presented Holman with the award.

“We know Frank for his keen interest in student achievement.
“He’s a leader at the state level for us,” Noggle said.
“It was a surprise,” Holman said.

“Today with schools being taken over, you see a bunch of superintendents walk in and you think ‘what’s going on?’”
In February, Holman will attend the national convention of school superintendents.

“We’ve never had an Arkansas superintendent get a national award so I’m pulling for him,” Noggle said.
Jan Loyd, a social studies teach-er at Cabot Junior High South, was recognized as being selected as Teacher of the Year by the Arkansas Council for Social Studies.

“Ms. Loyd does so many things like reading and writing strategies across the curriculum,” said Henry Hawkins, principal at Cabot Junior High South.

In other recognition, the Cabot High School Band has been selected to represent Arkansas in the 2006 Independence Day parade in Washington.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to represent Arkansas,” said Tony Thurman, principal at Cabot High School.
Joe Trusty, director of the Cabot High School marching band, told board members there are several fund-raisers planned to help offset the cost of the trip for band students.