James & Linda Staggs Scholarship

James & Linda Staggs Scholarship - The Class of 2011 established the James & Linda Staggs Scholarship to honor them for their service to education and the Bald Knob School District.

Mr. Staggs grew up in the Bald Knob community and became a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent throughout the State.  He returned to BK in 1987 as superintendent.  He was called back from retirement in 2007 to lead the District through a financial crisis and threat of consolidation.  Through the leadership of “Staggs”, the school and community worked tirelessly together to build a strong bond that helped to place the school on the pathway to financial security.

Mrs. Staggs was known for her dedication to her students and instilling in them a love for learning. She taught elementary grades and ended her career as a 6th grade mathematics teacher in 1992.  As a teacher she was committed to the success of each individual student and worked individually with them to ensure they reached their full potential