My name is Laura Beth Tripp. I am a 2014 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, and am extremely excited to be teaching at Oakland Heights Elementary! My husband, Mark, and I are both graduates of Russellville High School, and our children attend Russellville schools. I am passionate about our community, and consider it a blessing to work with children and families from our area.
MEET THE FOURTH-GRADE TEACHERS
I am Rhonda Duvall. I am a graduate of Arkansas Tech University. I have been teaching at Oakland Heights since 2015. I have taught both third and fourth grades. I was a Therapeutic Foster Parent for 10 years. I love kids and I love that I get to work with them everyday.
My name is Michael Jones. I graduated from College of the Ozarks, (The one near Branson, MO). I also attended Harding University in Searcy, AR. I have spent my entire teaching career in the Russellville School District at Oakland Heights Elementary. I have taught both third and fourth grades. I have an insatiable desire for learning. I often spend much of my free time studying things that I find new, interesting, and challenging.
My name is Kara Wilson. I began teaching at Oakland Heights in August of 2011. I have taught both third and fourth grades. I love getting to spend two whole years with my students! I have also taught dance to third-grade girls in our after school program since October of 2013. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in education at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in May of 2011. I received my English as a Second Language (ESL) certification through Arkansas Tech University, and my Master of Science degree in education through UCA, both in 2013. I achieved National Board Certification in Literacy: Reading/Language Arts-Early and Middle Childhood in 2017.