At the Mena School Board meeting on Monday Mr. DeWayne Black was hired as the new principal at Louise Durham Elementary.


Black began his career at Foreman and has been employed at Horatio since 2000. He is currently the principal at Horatio Elementary School.


Black is graduate of Henderson State University and earned his master’s degree at Southern Arkansas University.


Black said “I am excited about this new opportunity and am looking forward to working with the students, staff, parents, and the administration in the Mena School District. As the principal of Louise Durham Elementary, my goal is to be able to make a positive impact on each staff member and every student. I can't wait to see the great things we can accomplish together to ensure the success of each student!” 


Mr. DeWayne Black will replace Mrs. Jimma Holder who will be retiring at the end of this school year.