District Leadership

Welcome Message from Dr. Aaron Cornman
Dr. Aaron Cornman

On behalf of the Poplar Bluff R-I Board of Education and Administrative Team, I would like to formally welcome you to another academic year.

I am honored to serve as your Superintendent of Schools and I would like to extend my warmest welcome to all of you. Whether you are a student stepping into our classrooms for the first time, a caregiver entrusting us with your child’s education, a dedicated staff member or teacher, or a supportive community member, your involvement and commitment is crucial to the successful and enriching educational journey we promise to provide to all students of our school system.

Our district is driven by a steadfast commitment to excellence and we are proud of our dedicated teachers, administrators, and support staff who work tirelessly to create an environment conducive to learning. Together, we aim to foster a love for learning, a thirst for knowledge, and a deep-seated respect for our community while instilling a love for life-long learning.

As we embark on another academic year, we continue to strengthen our existing programs and opportunities to ensure we provide a comprehensive, well-rounded education that prepares our students for achievement, not only in school, but also in their lives beyond our classrooms.

Our mission remains the same—Achieving Excellence Through Learning: Every Child, Every Hour, Every Day. As we work collaboratively to hold each other accountable for student success, we are confident that with our talented faculty, engaged families, and supportive community, we will transform this mission into reality.

Because we value the partnership with our families and the community, we ask that everyone stays actively involved in district curricular and co-curricular activities. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any suggestions, ideas or concerns. Our doors are always open, and we encourage open, two-way communication that affords us the opportunity to grow.

Lastly, I wish to thank everyone for your continued support and faith in our school district. I am looking forward to a year filled with learning, progress, and achievement. By diligently working together, we will make this year exceptional as we stay committed to the mission of our district.

Educationally yours,

Dr. Aaron Cornman
Superintendent of Schools

District Leadership Team

Patty Robertson
Ms. Patty Robertson

Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction
Mike Owen
Mr. Michael Owen

Assistant Superintendent
Charles Kinsey
Mr. Charles Kinsey

Assistant Superintendent
Business & Finance

Mr. Aaron Badgley
, Technology Director
Dr. Jamie Busch
, Assistant Director of Special Education
Ms. Misty Dodson
, Attendance Officer
Ms. Mindy Garrett
, Special Education Director
Ms. Dixie Harden
, Food Services Director
Ms. Bailey Hester
, Health Services Director
Mr. Kent Keith
, Athletic Director
Mr. Tim Krakowiak
, Communications & Marketing Director
Mr. Jon McKinney
, Transportation Director
Mr. Jordan Penn, Assistant Athletic Director

Mr. Alan Ursery, Maintenance Director

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