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New Faculty ing homes, in home therapy) # of Years Teaching: 14 Family: Single/no children Hobbies: Reading, traveling, swimming, spending time with my 1 1/2 year old nephew Favorite aspect of teaching: I love the look of accomplishment and pride on a students face when they have learned a new skill. I also enjoy the community of support from teachers and staff at the school. Favorite aspect of Arkadelphia: I love being near family and friends. I like going to DeGray Lake and getting Pumpkin Spice Lattes at JavaPrimo.

Benjamin Chandler

Erin Anders

Hometown: Roswell, Georgia Teaching: Kindergarten Perritt Primary Education: BS in Early childhood and reading education from Valdosta State university in Valdosta, Georgia Experience: 2 years in kindergarten, 4 years in 1st, and 1 year in 5th grade # of Years Teaching: entering my 8th year Family: huband is Paige Anders who coaches football at OBU, 6 year old son Beau, and 1 year old son Jake Hobbies: being with my family, traveling, shopping, watching football Favorite aspect of teaching: Seeing little ones change and learn so much!! Favorite aspect of Arkadelphia: We are new here and we are loving how welcomed we have felt! We love spending our time at OBU practices and games and have really enjoyed the few months that we have been in Arkadelphia.


LaKesha Berry

Hometown: Rison, AR Teaching: Goza Middle School Information and Communications Technology Education: BSE from HSU # of Years Teaching: 16 years Hope School District, Hope, AR Family: love spending time with my 3 year old niece, sister teaches in the district also Favorite aspect of teaching: opportunity to make a difference in young lives Favorite aspect of Arkadelphia: friendly people, close to home

Bonny Burnett

Hometown: Arkadelphia Teaching: Perritt Primary/Speech Pathology (Therapy) Education: OBU: Bachelors and UAMS: Masters Experience: Private Company: Delta Rehab (schools, rehab facilities, nurs-

Hometown: Rocklin, CA Teaching: AHS/11th Grade American History Education: B.A. In History- HSU ’12, M.S. In Sports Admin- HSU ‘14 Experience: 1 year (Fordyce) # of Years Teaching: 1 Family: Nikki (Wife), Maddox (9), Malia (7), Cash (3) Hobbies: Burning Leaves, Reading, Watching great movies Favorite aspect of teaching: Getting to get to know the students and make a difference in their life. I also love that I get the opportunity to teach such an important subject to them and show them the importance of what has happened in the past. Favorite aspect of Arkadelphia: That HSU is winning overall in the Battle of the Ravine, GO REDDIES!!

Hanna Dean

Hometown: Hot Springs, AR Position: Director of Communications Education: BA in Mass Communications and Speech Communications Hobbies: Photography, hiking, traveling, spending time with my family,

watching baseball Favorite aspect of Arkadelphia: This is my fifth year in Arkadelphia, and it has become home to me so easily. The community here is so strong and makes you feel welcome.

Favorite aspect about Arkadelphia: It’s my home and I’ve been here my whole life. It means a lot to be able to give back to my former school district and community!

Adrienne Doles

Hometown: Burleson, Tx Teaching: Kindergarten Education: BA in Early Childhood Education from Ouachita Baptist University Experience: 3 years in Kindergarten at Rogers Public Schools # of Years Teaching: 4 Family: Husband, Austin A. King Hobbies: Traveling, running, reading Favorite aspect of teaching: I am passionate about helping all of my students succeed to the best of their abilities. I love watching students grow and feel the sense of pride, accomplishment, and self-worth that

Hometown: Benton, AR Teaching: AHS Algebra 2 and Algebra 3 Education: BS Biology from UALR # of Years Teaching: 4 Family: Husband, Josh Doles Daughter, AlainaGrace Doles 7 Son, Austin Kirk Doles 18 months Hobbies: Cooking, Fabric crafts, Reading, Fishing, Camping Favorite aspect of teaching: Influencing young people.

Garrett Garner

Hometown: Arkadelphia Teaching: Health/PE (AHS/ Goza) Education: Henderson state university Experience: First year of teaching and coaching Family: Fiancé (Taylor) and two girls Heidi (6) and Hallie (2) Hobbies: Enjoy fishing and going to every Razorback event that I can. Favorite aspect of teaching: I enjoy teaching because I’m one of the select few in this world that get to influence young people every day. I get to encourage them to be great at anything they do and sometimes a student can go far and beyond their own expectations just by a kind word and positive encouragement.

Jillian King

comes with learning and experiencing new things. Favorite aspect of Arkadelphia: My husband and I are excited to return to the place where we both went to school and where he grew up. We have just built our first home here and love how much this community has already made us feel like we are right where we need to be. Arkadelphia is a great place to call home!’

Natalie Leamons

Hometown: Gurdon, Ark. Teaching: Goza Middle School, 8th grade Pre-AP Literacy Education: Bachelor of Science in Education- Middle Level from Henderson State University Experience: Malvern High School and Malvern’s Wilson Intermediate School # of Years Teaching: 3


Profile for Arkadelphia Public Schools

APS Voice, Fall 2015  

APS Voice, Fall 2015