Mena Superintendent of Schools Benny Weston is the 2020 Superintendent of the Year.
Weston received the award from the Arkansas Association of School Administrators during the annual Report to the Public Meeting at the administration office. Dr. Richard Abernathy, Executive Director for the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, along with former Arkansas Superintendents of the Year and local legislators, surprised Weston with the award mid-meeting.
Weston is a long-term member of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) and is in his third year of serving on the AAEA board of directors. Weston is also the current President of the Rural Education Association and Vice-President of the Arkansas Activities Association.