Our Mission...

To recruit, develop and maintain outstanding employees committed to educational excellence. 


Lisa Baker, Director of Personnel
501.843.3363  |

  • Kerin Hunt, Secretary to the Director of Personnel - Certified Staff
    501.843.3363 Ext. 1010

  • Linda Leiby, Secretary to the Director of Personnel - Classified Staff
    501.843.3363 Ext. 1019

  • Joy McCall, Secretary to the Director of Personnel - Certified/Classified Staff
    501.843.3363 Ext. 1005

  • Department Fax: 501.941.2610

With an enrollment over 10,000 students, and one of the fastest growing districts in Arkansas, we believe in providing the highest quality education for "Every Child, in Every Classroom, Every Day!"

Our district works diligently to create a culture of excellence within our hiring practices and we look forward to having the opportunity to consider you for future employment!

Essential functions of the Personnel Department include:

  • Staffing/Recruitment/Hiring (Board Approved Personnel)
  • Licensure/Certification/Renewals
  • Manage and Maintain the Online Application System
  • Mentoring/Internship
  • Personnel File Management
  • Employee Recognition
  • Background Checks and Fingerprinting
  • Long Term Substitute Teachers (w/Kelly Services)
  • Liaison to Kelly Services for Substitute Issues. For more information on substituting, please visit or call the local Cabot Kelly Services office at 501.843.0065.
  • Code of Ethics
  • NBCT (National Board Certified Teachers)
  • AQT (Arkansas Qualified Teacher)
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  • Employee Leave Management
  • Supplemental Salary Stipends
  • Personnel Policy Committee and Classified Personnel Policy Team
  • Employment/Professional Development Verification

*Changes to Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements

Effective immediately, Arkansas public school teachers, school districts and charter schools may cease to follow the reporting and qualification requirements for HQT, but all should ensure that teachers are well prepared and licensed (unless waived) in the content they are teaching or are expected to teach. Current licensure requirements remain in effect. Special education teachers must also meet new requirements outlined in ESSA.

Reason for the Change: 

In December 2015 President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.  ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001.  

Under ESSA school districts and states are responsible for improving the quality and effectiveness of teachers.  ESSA eliminates the HQT provision of NCLB, but replaces it with the following.  The state must:

Identify disparities of low income and minority students being disproportionately taught by ineffective, inexperienced, unqualified or out-of-field teachers;

Have a mechanism to address these disparities; and

Notify parents regarding teacher qualifications.

How the Department Plans to Address the ESSA Requirements:

The Arkansas Department of Education has undertaken two important initiatives to address the ESSA requirements:

1)   The ADE has developed a working plan for the equitable distribution of teachers and resources. 

2)   The ADE is also in the process of redesigning the structure of educator licenses to ensure that all schools and all classes have qualified personnel teaching and leading in school districts.  The new Arkansas Qualifications for Teaching will seek to maintain standards for quality teachers, provide flexibility for schools to hire effective teachers, and incentivize career advancement for educators through new licensure opportunities.  

Cabot Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.  No qualified person shall be denied employment, reemployment, or advancement, nor shall be evaluated on basis of sex, marital status, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, age, handicapping condition or genetic information.  A handicapping condition is defined as being a physical or mental handicap unrelated to one's ability to perform the duties of the particular job or position for which the teacher would otherwise be eligible and qualified. 




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