Linda Payne's Bio

Linda Payne, Director of Professional Development and Assessment, was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia. As a daughter in a military family, traveling across the country provided many experiences.  She graduated from Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama in 1972. A Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the Auburn University in 1981 and a Master of Education Degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1988 was followed by earning an Administrative Certification in 1998.

Mrs. Payne has worked in the field of public education for over 35 years, beginning at Loveless Elementary in Montgomery, Alabama teaching multiple grade levels. The Air Force transferred her husband to Little Rock where she began teaching for the Cabot School District in the fall of 1986 at Ward Elementary. With the creation of the Middle School in 1995, Mrs. Payne taught Math and Social Studies until becoming the assistant principal in 2002 and the principal in 2003. She was a founding teacher of the initial Space Camp program in 1993 and became the director of the program for eight years. Taking students and parents to Space Camp is still one of the most rewarding parts of her career. After leaving Middle School, she worked with secondary curriculum at Cabot High School. In 2007, Mrs. Payne became the Director of Professional Development and Student Assessment for Cabot Public Schools.

Mrs. Payne is a member of the Arkansas Association of Education Administrators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Learning Forward: Professional Development Association.

Mrs. Payne and her husband Kevin have two children who graduated from Cabot High School. As a family, they love to go to the lake, race dirt track cars and attend any sporting event!

Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746