Q & A Spotlight on Cabot School Board Member Mark Russell

Posted on 05/29/2012

 

Mark Russell is Secretary of the Cabot School Board.

Russell and his wife Tracy have two sons, Hunter and Jared, who both attend Cabot schools. Russell graduated from Cabot in 1991 and completed his college education at UALR.

He currently works as the purchasing manager at Lomanco, Inc. Russell and his family attend the Cabot Church of Christ, where he is head of communications. In Russell’s spare time he coaches youth football and basketball.

1. In your opinion, what are the strengths of Cabot Public Schools?
A dedicated staff, involved parents and great support from the entire community.

2. Why do you believe it is important to serve on the Cabot School Board?
I think it’s important to give back first of all, secondly as a lifelong resident and proud graduate of Cabot schools, I want to be a part of making sure that the tradition of excellence is maintained by our district.

3. What areas do you believe the district needs to focus on for future development/growth?
The middle grades from 5-9 are our pressing space needs. Fortunately, we have already started a project that will not only give our junior highs some relief, but also allow us to better serve our districts’ students.

4. Where do you see the district in the next 5 years?
We’ll continue to improve and also continue to be a leader in education in the state. Our educators have done a wonderful job of embracing new strategies and technology as it comes along, and as a board, we’ve always been willing and will continue to support any innovation that will enhance the classroom learning experience.

5. What are you most proud of in the Cabot School District?
The people. There are so many in the community, as well as district employees who don’t get enough recognition for the things they do for our schools. We have churches that collect money for backpacks so that students who can’t afford supplies will have them. We just had the Scholarship Foundation banquet where over $70,000 was awarded though gifts from the community, faculty, and staff. And there are countless other good things that most are never aware of done by our staff, as well as other in our community. These things are what I’m most proud of and why I’m always proud to say I serve on the Cabot School Board.
 

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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