“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.” Chuck Grassley
Welcome to the Blytheville School District's gifted education program website. I graduated from Arkansas State University in 1991 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I received a Master's in Gifted Education in 2000 and a Building and District level Administration License in 2010. I have taught sixth grade and later became the Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator for our district. Upon finishing my Masters in Gifted Ed., I became the Director of Gifted Education and continue to work diligently in my field to make the Blytheville program one of the best. I want my students to learn to be responsible, independent and creative while having fun. I try to provide as much variety in their experiences through our gifted program as possible while fostering creativity and problem solving.
I am an active member of AAGEA (Arkansas Administrators Gifted Education Education Association) and I served on the AAGEA board from 2012-2016. I am also an active member of AGATE (Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education) and served on the board from 2016-2018.
I have been honored as the recipient of THREE awards of which I am very proud: Gifted Education Outstanding Alumnus (2010-11) awarded by Arkansas State University and the Educator Recognition Award (2010-11) by AGATE. The third award was given for Arkansas Administrator of the Year (Gifted) 2018.
I have served on the Odyssey of the Mind board of directors for Arkansas for about 15 years and I have to say that I love every minute of my profession.
Arkansas State University
Outstanding Alumni Award - 2012
AGATE Educator Award - 2012
Presenter at state conference
Serving on AGATE Board - 2016-2018
- Nominating Committee
Served on AAGEA Board
(District I Director) - 2012 - 2016
Served on Arkansas State
Odyssey of the Mind Board
Coach, Judge & Problem Captain
(Region & State level)
(World Finals Level)
Proud recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow- Blytheville District 6150
Rotary Foundation Board - current
Sgt at Arms - July 2014-June 17
Vice President - July 2016- June 2017
President Elect - July 2017- June 2018
President - July 2018- June 2019
Welcome our new GT Facilitator for grades K-5 - RaDonna Fox!
Stay tuned for more information...