Arkansas district hires superintendent

Friday, June 7, 2013

Shawn Halbrook has to reorder business cards often. Halbrook, 41, will take over July 1 as South Conway County School District superintendent in Morrilton.

He grew up in Morrilton and is a familiar face in that district — and in the Harrison School District, where he is assistant superintendent.

“I never intended to be an administrator,” Halbrook said.

In Morrilton, he was assistant principal at Northside Elementary, which became the primary school, and principal at the junior high school.

From 2007-2010, he was director of learning services in the South Conway County School District. Once again, a job opening in Harrison pulled him back. He started his third stint there in July 2010.

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