AHS Principal

Mr. Jerry Valentine

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Mr. Jerry Valentine

Jerry Valentine graduated from Alma High School in 1975. He attended Westark College from 1975-1977, graduated from UALR with a BSE degree in 1980, and completed his M.Ed. in 1981 from the University of Arkansas. He has two daughters, Cheska Neal and Carleigh Tapp, who live in Conway, Arkansas. He is married to Cindy Spencer Valentine who graduated from Alma in 1978. Jerry is beginning his thirty-seventh year at Alma High School.

Assistant Principals

Mr. Brian Kirkendoll

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Mr. Brian Kirkendoll

Brian Kirkendoll is beginning his eighteenth year in education and eleventh in administration. He was born and raised in Crawford County and graduated from Van Buren High School. He has been employed with the Alma School District for eleven years. Mr. Kirkendoll served in the U.S. Navy on active duty for 6 years and 14 years in the USNR, retiring in 2013. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas and his master's degree in administration from Arkansas Tech University. He is currently an assistant principal at Alma High School and serves as the district alternative learning director. Brian has been married for 23 years and has 1 daughter who attends Alma High School.

Mr. Nick Spencer

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Mr. Nick Spencer

Nick grew up in Alma and graduated from Alma High School in 1981. He attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Education in Sport Management, and a Master of Educational Administration. He began his education career in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD in Texas where he taught science and coached basketball. He then returned to Arkansas, where he served as assistant principal and high school principal at Lavaca High School. Nick returned to Alma sixteen years ago where he has served as assistant principal at Alma Middle School for nine years and the assistant principal at Alma High School for the last six years. He is beginning his 30th year in education. He is married to Susie Spencer, and has two sons, Cade and Cole.