Two Incoming APs Named for Har-Ber

Ashley Marcum and Brett Unger have been named as Har-Ber High School's incoming assistant principals.

“I want to thank Dr. Jared Cleveland, the district leadership team and the School Board for this amazing opportunity. I also want to thank Dr. Paul Griep and the administration team at Har-Ber High School,” Marcum said. “I am humbled, honored and very grateful to accept this new role and responsibility supporting teachers, students and families in the Springdale School District. I cannot wait to continue my work at Har-Ber High School as an assistant principal.”

Unger likewise expressed his appreciation for the the opportunity to serve as an assistant principal at Har-Ber.

“I would like to thank Dr. Cleveland, the district leadership team and the School Board for giving me this opportunity to be assistant principal at Har-Ber High School,” Unger said. “I look forward to working with Dr. Griep and his team as we serve the school community and pursue excellence together.”

Unger has served with Springdale Schools since 2005 and has worked at Hellstern Middle School, Har-Ber High School, Lakeside Junior High School and Archer Learning Center. He most recently served for three years as the Sonora Middle School assistant principal. Unger has held positions that include teacher, response to intervention coordinator, alternative learning environment director, coach and instructional facilitator.

“We are proud of Mr. Unger and look forward to his continual growth and contribution as assistant principal for HBHS,” said Dr. Jared Cleveland, Springdale Public Schools superintendent.

Marcum has worked as the Instructional Facilitator at Har-Ber High School for the last three years. She previously worked as an English teacher at Springdale’s Central Junior High School and at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers.

“She has a remarkable life story that began with little interest in school," Cleveland said. "She understands why students disconnect from traditional education and is devoted to creating an environment where students want to be connected to their learning.”

Marcum holds an educational specialist degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University, a bachelor's in early childhood education from John Brown University and a master’s in teacher leadership and gifted education from the University of Central Arkansas.

Unger has a bachelor's in exercise and sports science from Abilene Christina University in Texas and a master's in educational leadership from Arkansas Tech University.

Marcum will replace Curtis Gladden, and Unger will replace Aterra Lowe at Har-Ber.