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PCSSD Hires New Deputy Superintendent

Laura Bednar, Ed.D., will oversee the Learning Services Division, starting this Fall.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A new deputy superintendent is joining the Pulaski County Special School District.

Dr. Laura Bednar will oversee the Learning Services Division. She will manage instruction, curriculum, professional development for certified employees, federal programs, workforce development, gifted and talented programs, fine arts programs, athletics, counseling and testing.

Dr. Bednar currently works as the assistant commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education.

She will replace Linda Remele, Ed.D., who resigned effective June 30.

Superintendent Jerry Guess, Ed.D., said he is excited Bednar is joining the PCSSD team. “Dr. Remele has done good work in her two years with us, and we have the ideal person to continue that progress. We’re looking forward to the expertise, experience and respect for public education that Dr. Bednar brings to the table,” he said.

Bednar joined the Arkansas Department of Education in 2010. From 2004 until 2010 she served as superintendent of schools for the Stuttgart School District. She was the language arts curriculum coordinator for PCSSD from 2000 until 2004, and prior to that she worked as a classroom teacher and administrator.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a Master of Education in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Arkansas and a Doctor of Education in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Arkansas.
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