Assistant Superintendent

Dr. K.K. Bradshaw

Phone: (501) 450-4800

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Dr. K.K. Bradshaw

Dr. Bradshaw graduated from Conway High School in 1984, and she has been with Conway Public Schools since 1991.  She has been a secondary literacy teacher, high school assistant principal, and principal. More recently, she has served in a variety of capacities at the central office.  She graduated from Hendrix College with a B.A. in English, UCA with a M.S.E. in Educational Leadership, and an Ed. D. from UALR in Educational Leadership in Administration. 

 Dr. Bradshaw and her three sons- Lane, Clay, and Blake are all proud Wampus Cat graduates. 

 

Director of Personnel

Dr. Karen Lasker

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Dr. Karen Lasker

As Director of Personnel, Dr. Karen Lasker works with all employees from recruitment to retirement. Lasker joined Conway School District in 2010 as the Principal of Bob Courtway Middle School. In July of 2017, she was promoted to Director of Personnel.

Prior to coming to Conway, Lasker worked at Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD in Carrollton, Texas for seven years as an Assistant Principal. She served as Assistant Principal and Teacher/Coach in Fort Smith School District and Helena-West Helena from 1988-2003.

Dr. Lasker has a Bachelors of Science in Education in Physical Education, and a Masters in Special Education and Vocational Education from the University of Central Arkansas. She received her Educational Specialist and Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Karen is a native of West Helena, Arkansas.

Director of Support Services

 Jason Lawrence

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Jason Lawrence

Jason Lawrence is the Director of Support Services for the Conway School District.  He has been in education since 1996 and has taught in the Marion, Conway, Malvern, and Mayflower School Districts.  He has served as a teacher, coach, principal, and career technical education supervisor.  Lawrence worked as a teacher and coach here in the Conway school district from 2002-2005 and returned in 2012 to be the Director of the Conway Area Career Center for four years.  Before moving to the Central Office, he served as the Principal of Conway High School for 2 years. 

Mr. Lawrence received his Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University in 1995, Master’s in Educational Leadership from Harding University in 2009, and Educational Specialist Degree from University of Central Arkansas in 2016.

His wife Pam is from Oshawa, Ontario Canada and they have twin daughters, Abby and Avery.  

Director of Assessment and Accountability

 Joel Linn

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Joel Linn

Joel Linn has worked for the Conway Public School District since 2009.  Before moving to the district level, Joel served as principal at Conway High School for six years and Conway High School East for one year.  He has also worked as high school principal for the Mayflower and Heber Springs school districts and taught secondary English at Hughes and Vilonia. A 1991 graduate of Hughes High School, Joel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from the University of Central Arkansas.  He earned Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech University.

Director of Finance

 Renee Bennett

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Renee Bennett

Presently, Mrs. Renee Bennett serves as the district's Director of Finance (CFO). Bennett came to Conway School District in the fall of 2006 as an Assistant Principal at Simon Middle School. In 2012 she became Principal of Simon, and in 2017, became Director of Programs and Professional Development.

Mrs. Bennett received her administration certificate and Masters in Business Education at the University of Central Arkansas. Previously, she worked in the Little Rock School District for 19 years as a business teacher and assistant principal.

Mrs. Bennett and her husband Mike have two children, Kaley and Chase, and one grandchild, Iris.

Director of Special Education

 Kim DeCorte

Phone: (501) 450-6634

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Kim DeCorte

Kim DeCorte is the Director of Special Education for the Conway School District.  She began her career in education in 1989 teaching reading and math to 8th and 9th grade students in Columbus, MS.  For the next 5 years she taught elementary aged children identified as Emotionally Disturbed with the Fayette County Board of Education, in Fayette, AL.  In 1995 Mrs. DeCorte and her family moved to Arkansas and she accepted a job with Dollarway Schools in Pine Bluff where she served as an assistant principal and special education supervisor.  The next 18 year were spent in Sheridan School District (9 years) and Greenbrier School District (9 years) as Director of Special Education.  In 2018, Mrs. DeCorte came to Conway to serve as the district’s Special Education Director.

Mrs. DeCorte received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi University for Women, Master’s Degree in Special Education from Mississippi State University and 78 hours of post graduate course work from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and from Arkansas State in Jonesboro.

Mrs. DeCorte and her husband Jim have three sons and 7 grandchildren.
 

Director of Federal and Supplemental Programs

 Dr. Keisha Garland-Gibson

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Dr. Keisha Garland-Gibson

Dr. Keisha Garland-Gibson earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership through the University of Central Arkansas and her Doctoral Degree from Capella University. She has taught a variety of grades, as well as been an assistant principal and most recently, Principal, at Ida Burns Elementary. Dr. Garland-Gibson joined the Central Office as the Director of Federal and Supplemental Programs in 2020.  "Dr. G" enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Director of Athletics

 Clint Ashcraft

Phone: (501) 450-6631

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Clint Ashcraft

Clint Ashcraft was hired in 2008 as Conway’s Head Football Coach. In 2018, he became the Athletic Director for Conway Schools.