Staff

"Special Programs for Special People"

The Special Programs Department is dedicated to enriching the lives of special education students each day.  We work with the most talented teachers and support staff to drive our goals and improve the quality of our programs.  Our focus is to strengthen our knowledge and foster a positive outlook for our special education children.


Teacher Credentials
At Cabot Public Schools we strive to achieve excellence and success for our students.  Our teachers are among the most educated and well-trained in the teaching profession.  Currently, our staff includes over one hundred fifty teachers, speech pathologists, paraprofessionals, psychological examiners and other personnel.  Many of our teachers hold Masters Degrees and several are licensed in areas outside the field of special education.  For current employment opportunities with Cabot Public Schools, please visit the link to our Personnel Department's website.


Administrators

Julie Ward - Director of Special Programs
Julie Ward is the Director of Special Programs.  Mrs. Ward has been involved with special education and the developmentally disabled as an administrator, program coordinator, or teacher since 1985.  She has worked from the preschool through post secondary levels in a variety of settings.  Mrs. Ward has a Masters Degree, in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction, from Arkansas State University and a Bachelors Degree, in Special Education, from Bradley University.  She has been with Cabot Public Schools since 1995.  You may contact Mrs. Ward at julie.ward@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543.

Jennifer Jensen - Assistant Director of Special Programs
Jennifer Jensen is the Assistant Director of Special Programs. Mrs. Jensen was born in Fairfax, Virginia and graduated from Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1993. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology in 1998 from the University of Central Arkansas and her Master of Education Degree at Henderson State University.  Mrs. Jensen is currently pursuing her Education Leadership Degree at Harding University. Mrs. Jensen has worked in the public school setting for the last 16 years, beginning her teaching career at Bauxite Public Schools in 2000.  She moved to Cabot in 2001, and taught special education at the high school until 2009 before serving as a Due Process Designee until 2015. Mrs. Jensen and her husband have three children who attend Cabot Public Schools. Averie is a tenth grader at Cabot High School, Reis is an eighth grade at Cabot Junior High South, and Maddux is a second grader at Southside Elementary. You may contact Ms. Jensen at jennifer.jensen@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543.


 Psychological Examiners

Maleah Bufford - Licensed Psychological Examiner - Independent
Maleah Bufford has worked with the Cabot School District as a Licensed Psychological Examiner and School Psychology Specialist since 1996. She is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.  Additional experience includes conducting contracted psycho-educational testing, completing a school psychology internship with the Cabot School District, completing a counseling internship with the Jonesboro Alternative School, and working as a research and teaching assistant during graduate school.  Mrs. Bufford earned a Master of Science Degree in School Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas, a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Degree from Arkansas State University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Arkansas State University.  You may contact Mrs. Bufford at maleah.bufford@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543, ext. 1042.

Darla Earles - Licensed Psychological Examiner - Independent
Darla Earles has worked as a Licensed Psychological Examiner in the school setting since 2005. Prior experience includes working as a research and teaching assistant during graduate school at UCA, working as a school based mental health therapist, and providing therapy services for preschool children in a day treatment setting. Additional experience includes providing therapy services and psychological assessment for children and adults in an inpatient facility. Mrs. Earles conducts psycho-educational evaluations and provides behavioral consultation for Cabot Public Schools. Mrs. Earles received a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. You may contact Mrs. Earles at darla.earles@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543, ext 1050.
 
Paula Shirron - Licensed Psychological Examiner - Independent
Paula Shirron has worked as a Licensed Psychological Examiner at Cabot Public Schools since 2000.  Prior experience includes an internship and subsequent therapist position in a community mental health center with an emphasis in working with children in a school-based setting.  Mrs. Shirron currently provides counseling services for students K-12, who require more intensive behavioral support.  She also serves as the therapist for students at the Alternative Learning Environment.  Mrs. Shirron received a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas.  You may contact Mrs. Shirron at paula.shirron@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543 ext 1052.

Kim Lawrence - Licensed Psychological Examiner – Independent
Kim Lawrence has worked as a Licensed Psychological Examiner since 2008.  Her experience includes working as an outpatient clinical therapist, serving as a mental health consultant for teachers in the pre-school setting, and conducting psychological assessments of children in an acute/residential inpatient psychiatric setting.  Additional experience includes serving as a Psychology adjunct instructor to undergraduates.  Ms. Lawrence currently provides individual therapy to students in the CLA setting.  Additionally, she serves as a behavioral consultant and conducts psycho-educational evaluations for the district. Ms. Lawrence received a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University.  You may contact Ms. Lawrence at kim.lawrence@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543, ext 1062.

Madison Lewis - Licensed School Psychology Specialist  
Madison Lewis is a Licensed School Psychology Specialist. Prior experience includes working as an Applied Behavior Analyst therapist, providing in-home therapy for children with Autism and completing her internship with Cabot Public Schools in 2014-2015. Additional experience includes being an Autism Wavier Consultant. Ms. Lewis conducts psycho-educational evaluations and provides behavioral consultation for Cabot Public Schools. Ms. Lewis received a Master of Science Degree in School Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ouachita Baptist University. You may contact Ms. Lewis at madison.lewis@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543, ext 1053.

Lorie Veazey - Licensed School Psychology Specialist
Lorie Veazey is a Licensed School Psychology Specialist.  Her work experience includes an internship with Cabot Public Schools and two years at Crowley's Ridge Educational Cooperative.  Mrs. Veazey returned to Cabot Public Schools in the fall of 2004 and now completes psycho-educational evaluations and serves as a behavioral consultant for the district.  Mrs. Veazey received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Arkansas State University, as well as a Specialist Degree in Psychology and Counseling.  You may contact Mrs. Veazey at lorie.veazey@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543, ext 1044.

Amy Cunningham – Licensed Psychological Examiner and School Psychology Specialist
Amy Cunningham is a Licensed Psychological Examiner and School Psychology Specialist. Her prior eleven years of experience, in addition to private practice, includes an internship and subsequent positions in community mental health centers, an educational cooperative, school-based settings, and hospitals with a range of individuals from preschool to the elderly. She currently completes psycho-educational evaluations and serves as a behavioral consultant for the district since being hired in 2012.  She has completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Counseling Psychology, and four years of the doctoral School Psychology program at the University of Central Arkansas.  You may contact Mrs. Cunningham at amy.cunningham@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543 ext 1061.


Staff

Carrie Holland - Special Programs Data Clerk
Carrie Holland is a data clerk for Special Programs.  She has worked for Cabot Public Schools with the Special Programs office since October 2013.  You may contact Mrs. Holland at carrie.holland@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543 x 1047.

Linda Kriley - Data Assistant
Linda Kriley is the Data Clerk for Special Programs.  She has been employed with the Cabot Schools since August, 1992.  During her 20 years with the Cabot Schools, she was secretary to Assistant Superintendent Jim Dalton, the Federal Programs Department and the Personnel Department.  You may contact Ms. Kriley at linda.kriley@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543, ext. 1048.

Anne Moss - Special Programs Secretary
Anne Moss is secretary to the Director and Assistant Directors of Special Programs. She has an Associate of Science Degree in Business from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR.  Mrs. Moss has served as the Special Education Secretary for Cabot Public Schools since 1980.  You may contact Mrs. Moss at anne.moss@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543, ext 1043.

Stephanie Osborne - Financial Data Clerk
Stephanie Osborne is the Financial Data Clerk for the Special Programs Department.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Hendrix College in Economics.  Stephanie started with Cabot Schools, as a para, in 2003.  She also worked for the technology department for 8 years, before joining Special Programs.  You can contact Mrs. Osborne at stephanie.osborne@cps.k12.ar.us or at (501)743-3543 x 1051.

Cindy Williams - Medicaid Assistant
Cindy Williams is our Medicaid clerk for the Special Programs Department.  She began working for Cabot Public Schools, in our CBI classrooms, as a paraprofessional in 1995.  In 1999 she transferred to the position of Medicaid clerk.  You can contact Mrs. Williams at cindy.williams@cps.k12.ar.us or (501) 743-3543 X-1046.

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