My name is Donna Gibson. I teach 2 nd grade at Parson Hills. I was born in England and lived the first 17 years of my life in different countries overseas. After graduating high school I moved to the United
States to attend college. I have my Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of
Arkansas. Since moving here, I am happy to call Northwest Arkansas my home now and that is where I
met my husband. We have twin girls that are 11 years old and in the 6 th grade. They attend Hellstern
Middle School and love it there. They are both dedicated swimmers for the Aquahawgs. We attend
many swim meets and travel a lot (which I love). Along with traveling, I love to garden and go on hikes
with my family. I have been at Parson Hills for 5 years now. I have taught Kindergarten, 1 st grade and 2 nd
grade here. I love teaching at Parson Hills! We have the best students, parents and staff around. I can
honestly say this is my favorite school that I have ever taught at. Parson Hills is “Pawsome”!
Second and Third grade GT kids had a blast at the Economics Fair! They made and sold bookmarks!
Hi, my name is Cara Marsh and I teach Kindergarten at Parson Hills! I was born in Mountain Home Arkansas, and graduated college from UCA in Conway. I have a wonderful husband, Ryan, and 2 sweet pups, Ruby and Rosie, who we love very much. We love to travel and have gotten the opportunity to go to some really great places. I love the summer and being on the lake with my family.
I was a Pre-K aide last year here at Parson Hills and this is my first year teaching Kindergarten.
I love my job so much! My kids are so sweet, and I feel very blessed to teach them everyday.
Our school and team are so awesome, I am very thankful to be a part of it!
We are 5 school days away from our biggest event of the year! Join us for the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland on Thursday, December 12 between 5:30-7:30 p.m. for gifts, activities, food and more! We can’t wait!
Are you ready for a magical evening of Christmas Carols sung by Springdale Schools Choirs, Santa Claus, and much more?
This Friday December 6 at 5:30pm in beautiful Downtown Springdale join us for the 4th Annual Caroling on the Creek!
Parents Information sessions at the Don Tyson School of Innovation (Spanish version)
Hello, my name is Tonya Martin. I was born in Pensacola, Fl., graduated high school in Little Rock, AR, and graduated college from the U of A. This is my 5th year at Parson Hills in the 4th grade. I have loved being a part of the Parson Hills family, we have the best kids and families in Springdale. Although I only have a four legged baby named Dakota, I often tell people that I have 28 babies. My students become part of my family the minute they walk into my room. I feel blessed to walk the halls of Parson Hills everyday! Not only do I have the pleasure of working with grade level students but I also receive greetings and hugs from other students big and small as walk around the school. LOVE being a PANTHER 💕 Looking forward to many years as a Panther!!
Jazmyn and Angella have been leading the charge to build their own Moretech robot. Not only are they spending all of their EAST time on the project, they are also spending some of their lunch time and all of their recess time to master this complicated process. Next up will be coding the robot and connecting the coded robot to an iPad to be used as the controller. This great project is getting the girls ready for a project that they are working on for the Miracle League of Northwest Arkansas, an organization that helps special needs children play baseball throughout the year. Great work girls! We are so proud of you and all of your hard work!
Our SFLP class had a lot of fun decorating, preparing, and serving breakfast for our veterans. Please come join our class at Parson Hills-Monday-Thursday 8:00-11:00 in room 111. We would love to have you!
Hello there! My name is Ruth Harnish and I am a third grade teacher at Parson Hills Elementary. Some of my hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, and traveling. Education is a huge part of my life, and I love sharing my passion with my students each year. The 2019-2020 school year will be the best one yet!
Caroling on the Creek Invitations
Hi! I'm Mercedes Webb and I teach 4th grade! I have been at Parson Hills for 2 years. Last year I taught 5th grade and I taught 3rd grade in Chicago for a year. I was born and raised in El Dorado Arkansas and attended the University of Central Arkansas for a year before moving to Northeastern Illinois University. There I doubled majored in Elementary Education and Psychology. I graduated in May 2016 with dual bachelor's degrees and had my beautiful daughter that June! Adalynn attends Parson Hills in our Pre-K program and loves every minute. I have enjoyed getting to know each and every student here in this building and I can't wait to see what my future at Parson Hills holds!
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!
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!
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!
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!