Ben Takes Over Helm As Greenland Superintendent

Official spent four years as Decatur superintendent

Posted: July 28, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Larry Ben, new superintendent of Greenland Public Schools, speaks Wednesday in his office in Greenland

GREENLAND -- The major difference in Larry Ben's former job and his new one is that he is in a bigger school district.


Larry Ben

Age: 55

Family: Two adult sons

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla.; education specialist degree and doctoral degree in education leadership, University of Arkansas

Job History: Decatur superintendent, 4 years; Rogers School District, 17 years, as teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal; Gravette School District, teacher and coach; Tahlequah School District, teacher; Lowery, Okla., Dependent School District, teacher

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