PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. -- For the second year in a row, the Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) is participating in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year program.
Through a rigorous selection process, each of PCSSD’s 25 brick-and-mortar schools as well as the Center of Innovation and DRIVEN Virtual Academy, selected one educator as their school teacher of the year. The following teachers were selected to represent their school based on nominations and recommendations from their peers.
|BAKER ELEMENTARY||Dawn Bartels|
|CATO ELEMENTARY||Kristy Robinson|
|CHENAL ELEMENTARY||Caitlin Spencer|
|COLLEGE STATION ELEMENTARY||Tonya Colen|
|CRYSTAL HILL ELEMENTARY||Laura Campbell|
|DAISY BATES ELEMENTARY||Erica Mack|
|HARRIS ELEMENTARY||Jackie Hayes|
|LANDMARK ELEMENTARY||Audrian Harville|
|LAWSON ELEMENTARY||Bettye Mhoon|
|OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY||Jacqueline Thompson|
|OAKBROOKE ELEMENTARY||Brittany Slayton|
|PINE FOREST ELEMENTARY||Erin Dearasaugh|
|ROBINSON ELEMENTARY||Elise Moore|
|SHERWOOD ELEMENTARY||Rachel Gammill|
|SYLVAN HILLS ELEMENTARY||Beth Hendrix|
|WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON ELEMENTARY||Christy Hobbs|
|MAUMELLE MIDDLE||Andrea Johnson|
|MILLS MIDDLE||Ethan Moore|
|ROBINSON MIDDLE||Dawn Irby|
|SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE||Bokari Williams|
|SYLVAN HILLS JUNIOR HIGH||Callie Seats|
|MAUMELLE HIGH||David White|
|MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH||Gregory Hamblock|
|ROBINSON HIGH||Michelle Young|
|SYLVAN HILLS HIGH||Prentice Dupins|
|CENTER OF INNOVATION||LaTiya Cooper|
|DRIVEN VIRTUAL ACADEMY||Clarence Guy|
A panel made up of District and school administrators will review the school-level teachers of the year to determine the PCSSD Teacher of the Year. The District winner will be announced at a celebration banquet on Friday, May 13, 2022.
PCSSD followed the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Teacher of the Year guidelines, including the teacher’s impact on school culture, leadership in and out of the classroom, and student connections. The winner of the PCSSD Teacher of the Year will be submitted to DESE for consideration for the 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.