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.
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Lori Ybarra
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!
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Riley Lindley
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.
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Janice Whitmire
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.
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Ally Passmore
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! 👩🏼‍🏫❤️
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Shelby Mcgraw
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
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Ms. Tharel Rocks!
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!
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Katelyn Murray
Teacher and students having fun with phonics in Mrs Arroyo's Third grade classroom.
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Arroyos - Phonics
Arroyos-Phonics
Arroyos-Phonics
Arroyos-Phonics
Save the Date for Literacy Night!
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Literacy Night
Literacy Night
Literacy Night
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.
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Heather Hooper
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!
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Laura Newberry
Springdale Play Matters Campaign
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale Play Matters
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!
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Mrs. Mary
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!
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Malanda Ramsey
Fire Safety Contest
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Fire Safety Contest
Springdale Play Matters
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Springdale Play Matters
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!
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Curren
Please remember to take a moment and fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form Apply at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ by September 25th
over 4 years ago, Springdale School District
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.
over 4 years ago, Parson Hills Elementary
Hayley Thrash
Reminder Apply at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ by September 25th
over 4 years ago, Springdale School District
Reminder