Parson Hills Elementary
Hello! My name is Amy Ritchey and I am the Resource Teacher at Parson Hills. I have been fortunate to live and teach in some lovely and diverse places, including California, Houston, and Bangkok, Thailand. I moved to Northwest Arkansas four years ago, teaching at Shaw Elementary for two years before coming to Parson Hills. I graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville with a degree in Elementary Education. I completed Master work in Special Education at California State University, and received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. I am doggie mom to Dutchess and step-mom to Jackson, who is a senior at Fayetteville High School. I come from a very large Texas family – I am the youngest of six siblings and I have 17 nieces and nephews, 6 great-nephews and 4 great-nieces. I love being a Panther!
3 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hello! I’m Shelbi Raines and I am the Gifted and Talented Facilitator at Parson Hills! I graduated from the University of Arkansas with my first Masters, and from Arkansas State University with my second Masters in Gifted and Talented Education. This summer I married Mr. Raines in New Zealand! I love to laugh, watch netflix, travel, ride horses, take pictures, play paintball, craft, crochet, macrame, and read! My goal is to provide a challenge for all of my students, and help them reach their potential socially, emotionally, and academically! I am excited to be part of the Parson HIlls family!
4 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
A Big shout out to our SFLP class for providing a scrumptious breakfast for our Veteran Visitors today! They decorated beautifully and celebrated with our Veterans!
6 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
arson Hills EAST students along with other Springdale EAST programs visited the University of Arkansas for a student training focused on video editing. These types of experiences provide students a chance to grow socially as well as educationally while working to achieve their goals. What a great time with a great group of students!
10 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
STEAM NIGHT
10 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
STEAM NIGHT
10 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hi!! I am Megan Arroyos and teach 3rd grade! I have been at Parson Hills for 12 years starting out in Pre-k, then 2nd, 1st, Kindergarten and now 3rd! I was born in Kansas, lived there my entire life and attended Pittsburg State University before moving to Arkansas. I am married to my husband Joaquin of 14 years and we have 3 awesome kids Jordyn, Julian and Jaydin. My very favorite thing about Parson Hills is that everyone here is like one big family!! With me being far from home and not have any other relatives here I am very appreciative of getting to know so many families and building relationships with everyone!
10 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
EAST Students had a great experience today as we visited Ozark Natural Science Center in Huntsville. Our students worked alongside students from Tyson Elementary on our initial visit with a goal of completing a virtual tour to showcase the beautiful ONSC campus. The kids were incredible and had an opportunity to share knowledge with the other elementary students. So proud of the kids and the way they fight to master complex skills.
14 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hi, my name is Denise Stevenson. I grew up on a farm in south western Pennsylvania with all brothers and lots of cousins. I graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virgina with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I began my teaching career in a private school in PA, teaching first, second and third grades. I came to Arkansas with a cousin, intending to stay for a little while and then return to PA or VA, but that was not to be. I ended up meeting my husband, a Springdale High School graduate, at church the very first Sunday after arriving in AR and that changed my plans for returning home. I began teaching first grade at Parson Hills 31 years ago and I have loved almost every moment of it. I have learned and continue to learn from my first graders every day. (Six and seven year olds are pretty special in my opinion.) I have been blessed to teach with many wonderful teachers in my years at Parson Hills and am thankful everyday to part of this school. My husband and I have two grown children, both graduates of Springdale Schools. I love spending time with family, so visiting PA is a trip I look forward to each summer. I enjoy reading the Bible, cooking and refinishing furniture in my down time and someday look forward to getting another puppy.
17 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
The “-alicious” girls sure love our Panthers! Book Character Day is a blast for all! #TheChoice #Pantherlicious
17 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Mini-WildDog XC Races #3 Has Been MOVED to MONDAY, 11/4. It will be held at Sonora Middle School.
19 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hola! My name is Lori Ybarra. My family and I moved from San Antonio, Texas in 1996 and think of NorthWest Arkansas as home now. My husband and I have been married for 29 years and have 3 grown children and 4 cats. This is my 23rd year at Parson Hills Elementary as an Instructional Assistant. What I love about my job is being able to work multiple grade levels and serve so many students at different academic levels. I am blessed to be able to work with 2nd generation students. Meaning I am working with children of former students. To be able to have those relationships with families is something I value greatly.
19 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hello! My name is Riley Lindley and I have been part of the Parson Hills Family for 4 years and I teach 2nd grade. I graduated from the University of Arkansas with my Masters and ESL Endorsement. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 4.5 years and we will be adding a new little member to our family come this March! We also have an adorable mini australian shepherd whom we love very much! I love hiking, singing, crafting, doing interior design, and traveling the world! Ever since I stepped foot into Parson Hills I knew this was the school for me. I am so blessed to be able to work at a school with so many wonderful students and teachers that have truly shaped me, just as much as I have hopefully shaped them. I will continue to encourage my students daily that they are unique, loved, important, and smart!
21 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
My name is Janice Whitmire and I am the current SFLP (Family Literacy) teacher. I first came to Parson Hills in 1993. For the first two years I was involved with PTA and worked as a substitute teacher and secretary. In the fall of 1995 I was hired to teach a 4/5 split class. For the next twenty one years I taught a variety of grades, including 2, 3, 4, and 5. In June 2018 I retired as a classroom teacher. I soon discovered retirement was not for me. For the 2018-19 school year I worked as a substitute teacher and this year I’m the SFLP teacher. This is a part time position and fits my need to be semi-retired. I truly love Parson Hills and I’m happy to be here. I have been married to my husband David for 46 years. He is also semi-retired. We have one daughter, Mollie Macias and two grandchildren, Katy Macias and Jorge Macias, Jr. I enjoy bike riding on the trails and working on various projects around the house. I love to travel and have found parasailing to be really fun.
24 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hello! My name is Ally Passmore. I am a Springdale Arkansas native and have gone to Springdale Public schools all my life. I graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2015. I got married this past summer and just recently bought my first house in NWA. I have been teaching first and second grade at Parson Hills for the last five years. As soon as I stepped foot into Parson Hills, I knew I was in the right place. I love being part of such a warm, loving, and hard working environment at Parson Hills. Teaching is truly my calling in life. I believe that all students deserve a school that feels safe and welcoming each and every day. I strive to make all my students feel comfortable and free to be their true selves. I encourage my students to be bold, brave, creative, and compassionate. Above all, my goal at the end of each day is for my students to know that they are strong, smart, important and loved.
26 days ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hi! My name is Shelby McGraw. I am engaged to be married to my childhood friend and boyfriend of 5 years. I am from a small town down south called Stuttgart, Arkansas. I am a huge family person so I go visit them every chance I get. I am an aunt to two nieces and a nephew who I love with my whole heart. I graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 2015 with my Masters in Arts of Teaching and Special Education endorsement. I am currently taking classes through the U of A to receive my ESL endorsement. This is my fifth year teaching at Parson Hills and I am currently a 1st grade teacher. Teaching has always been a passion of mine with the goal of being able to positively help young children. I strive to be a positive light for my students each day, making sure they know they’re strong, important, and loved! 👩🏼‍🏫❤️
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
All hands on deck for phonological awareness testing! Love that Ms. Tharel just jumped into it full force! We are all about Readers at Parson Hills! #TheChoice #PanthersRock
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
My name is Katlyn Murray. I have been teaching at Parson Hills for 5 years. I graduated from Harding University in 2014. I grew up in Springdale and have always attended Springdale Public Schools. My husband, our boys and I love baseball and being outside. I have always wanted to be a teacher! I love it! Kindergarten is so much fun!
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Teacher and students having fun with phonics in Mrs Arroyo's Third grade classroom.
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Save the Date for Literacy Night!
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
My name is Heather Hooper. I have been teaching at Parson Hills for 12 years. I graduated with my master’s degree from the University of Arkansas in 2007. I am also a National Board Certified teacher, which I completed in 2017. I ❤️ teaching and spending my days with kindergarteners. They make everyday a new experience and so full of fun. I live in Fayetteville with my husband and two boys who also attend Parson Hills. We love spending our time outdoors hiking, kayaking and camping.
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hi! My name is Laura Newberry! I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Kalvin, for 27 years. We have two lovely daughters. Emily is a student at UCA and Erin is a senior in high school. We also have a sweet doodle named Milo. I graduated from the U of A. I love watching our girls run XC and perform in the band! I also love to cook, garden and work around the house! I have been teaching at Parson Hills for 13 years. I have taught pre K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade in my time here. My goal is to give young students a great first exposure to school that gets them excited for the years to come! It’s going to be a great year!
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale Play Matters Campaign
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hello my name is Maricela Caballero (Mrs. Mary). I am currently finishing my bachelors in teaching at Harding University and this is my first year with pre-k. I have 3 children of my own, a 3 year old, a 5 year old, and a 8 year old. We also have 2 small dogs. I love spending time with my family, shopping, and reading. I look forward for a great year!
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
My name is Malanda Ramsey, and I am a Pre-K instructional assistant. This is my 6th year working at Parson Hills and 5th year in Pre-k. My husband Jason and I have been married for 19 years and have two wonderful children, Paden and Pressly. We have a sweet little dog named Rowdy and a hamster named Moody. We love spending time together as a family. Weekend getaways, fishing, watching movies, family game nights and football are just a few of our favorite things to do. I am proud to be a Parson Hills Panther and looking forward to another great year!
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Fire Safety Contest
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale Play Matters
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
My name is Betty Jean Curren and this my 29th year at Parson Hills! This is my 2nd year in pre-k. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade, fifth grade, and Title 1 Math. I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science in Education and received my masters degree in TESOL from Arkansas Tech. I have 2 grown sons, 9 chickens, and 3 dogs. My family and I enjoy camping, fishing, gardening, and cooking. I'm looking forward to an exciting year!
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale School District
Please remember to take a moment and fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form Apply at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ by September 25th
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Parson Hills Elementary
Hello. My name is Hayley Thrash, and I am a PreK teacher. This is my 15th year at Parson Hills. I attended the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, Family Literacy, and now PreK. I have a son, Gabe, who is 7 years old. We have a cat, Pete, who is named after the children's books. I love razorback sports, especially football, and spending time with Gabe. We live in Farmington and like to go to our local library and park, go to the movie theatre, and play card and board games. I am looking forward to another great year as a Parson Hills Panther.
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale School District
Reminder Apply at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ by September 25th
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Parson Hills Elementary
Our Assistant Principal - Mrs. Oesterle. In 2013, I moved to AR from the sunny state of Arizona. Before moving to Arkansas, I started teaching in 2002. I taught K, 1, 2, and 3. I also was a reading specialist who helped students learn to read. Once I moved to Arkansas, I started as an instructional facilitator here at Parson Hills. In 2016, I became the assistant principal. I absolutely LOVE my school family!!!! Some interesting facts about me: I was a gymnast through college. I love singing, dancing, and making people smile. I have 4 children, 3 boys and a girl I have 5 cats, 4 dogs, and lots of fish. When I am not at school, we love doing things as a family outdoors and traveling.
about 1 month ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale School District
Apply at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ by September 25th
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Apply at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ by September 25th
2 months ago, Springdale School District
Parson Hills Elementary
Our Principal - Mrs. Cooper I am so proud to be the principal of the best students and staff in AR! I love coming to work each day. This is my 7th year as principal at Parson Hills. I was an assistant principal and instructional facilitator at George Elementary School in Springdale before I came here. Before that, I taught in Bentonville, AR and in Noel, MO. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, MO. I earned my Master of Science in Education, Elementary Education from Southwest Missouri State University and my Master of Science in Education, Educational Administration from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. I am the proud mom of a United States Marine, Zachary, who is currently deployed and proudly serving his country. My husband, Charles, is a Navy Veteran who served as well. My family loves to travel, hike, and be on the water in a boat or canoe. I would love to have summer weather all year. Family is everything to me, and Parson Hills is part of my family! My school family brings me much joy, laughter, and pride just like my personal family. I love seeing our Panthers learning and helping each other. You should be so proud of your children as they are incredible, and I thank you for the opportunity to serve them. Please feel free to see me if I can help you in any way. As we always tell our Panthers, dream big! I know they will accomplish great things in their lives!
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale School District
Apply at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ by September 25th
2 months ago, Springdale School District
Parson Hills Elementary
Book Fair is next week
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Panthers don’t forget to wear your Red, White, and Blue or Camo today!
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Hi Parson Hills family! My name is Ellie Worob, I'm excited to be apart of the 5th grade team this year. I'm married to my remarkable husband Tip. We just celebrated our two year anniversary this summer. We've recently added a new Australian Shepherd puppy into our family, which we couldn't be more joyous about! Last year my husband Tip and I moved from Utah to Little Rock, so he could further his education at UALR Bowen School of Law. This year he'll be a Razorback as he continues his studies at University of Arkansas. We are thrilled to put down new roots in Northwest Arkansas! I grew up in Kaysville, Utah. There, I attended Weber State University where I graduated in 2018 with my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. The highlight of my college years was competing as a D1 track and cross country athlete for the Weber State. Running is a major passion of mine and you'd be sure to see my husband and I enjoying the local trails on the weekend! I've continued to train and compete in as many races as possible and am working towards running competitive marathons. Growing up in Utah, I gained a great appreciation for nature and especially the mountains! Hiking and trail running are what make me feel most "alive" and they are something that I find really rejuvenates my soul and zest for life :) I look forward to exploring the beauty Northwest Arkansas has to offer! Some other hobbies of mine include photography, painting, and DIY projects. I love all things creative especially around the holidays. I find that teaching is another way to outlet my creativity. This year will be my second year teaching. I previously taught 4th grade in Little Rock. I'm excited to be apart of the Parson Hills team, and I greatly look forward to getting to know and learn from each of you!
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
We are so excited about Tomorrow Night!
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale Family Literacy Program
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Free and Reduced Lunch Application Announcement
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Bookfair is coming soon!!!
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Panthers- celebrate Patriot day on September 11th by wearing your Red, White, and Blue, or Camouflage! We are excited to celebrate all of the people that help keep us safe and honor those that lost their lives in 9/11.
2 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Aparna Wagle
My name is Sydney Peterson and I am excited to be the new Speech-Language Pathologist at Parson Hills! I recently received my Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Arkansas. My job is to work with students who have communication problems that affect success in classroom activities, social interaction, literacy and learning. I enjoying exercising, anything outdoors, being with friends and family, and playing with my dog. I look forward to working with Panther families and students this year!
2 months ago, Aparna Wagle
Parson Hills Elementary
Panthers rock!
3 months ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale Schools
4 months ago, Springdale Schools
Springdale School District
Students and their families were invited to spend the afternoon at Parson Hills Elementary. The No Kid Hungry Initiative in partnership with Tyson Foods served kids summer meals and had fun activities for everyone to participate in. The event was held to raise awareness about nationwide food insecurity and how to get kids connected to summer meals. #THEChoice
5 months ago, Springdale School District