New Staff

Nellis Caldwell

I am humbled and honored that I was chosen to lead such an amazing school and community of CHGHSI, as Principal. I have over 18 years of experience as a secondary educator in rural, urban and suburban settings ranging from middle, junior high and high school level.

- Nellis Caldwell, CHSI

Cheryl Smith

This will be my 25th year in education. I taught at CES for 11 years and Stuttgart Public School for the past 13 years. I am absolutely thrilled to return to CES. I am married to Jason and have two children, Jaycie (21) and Jonathan (18). I am from Palestine, Arkansas and moved to Ulm in 1997.

- Cheryl Smith, CES Principal

Kyle Allman

My name is Kyle Allman and I am the new 6-12 Band, Choir, and Music Teacher. I graduated from Arkansas State University with my Bachelor of Music Education. I am married as of June 26th of this year and we have one cat. I am so excited to bring music back into the halls of the Clarendon schools !

- Kyle Allman, Band Director

Matt Matilla

Certified Secondary Math teacher since 2015. Equity Fellow (2020) at the Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity of the University of Arkansas (MEd program) Educator Preparation Institute, University of North Florida Certificate in Web Design, Florida State University Bachelor of Science in Chemical

- Matt Matilla, CHSI Math Teacher

Lanette Hayes

I have 13 years of teaching experience in kindergarten, first and second grades. My husband, Brian, and I have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy reading, sewing, deer hunting, fishing, horseback riding and anything to do with our granddaughters.

- Lanette Hayes, CES Teacher