High School Math Teacher
I graduated from Clarksville High School in May 2010, and immediately started college. I started at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville as a Math Ed major because I knew going in that I wanted to be a math teacher. In four years, I graduated from ATU with two bachelor degrees (2014). After graduation I took a year off so that I could teach my first year with no distractions. I then re-enrolled at ATU as a Criminal Justice major and graduated again in 2016 with my first associate’s degree, and May 2017 with my second. In June of 2017, I enrolled in a master’s program at ATU and completed that degree in August of 2019. Since finishing, I have decided to take another couple of years off before choosing my next program.
I have attended Advanced Placement Summer Institute, put on by University of Arkansas at Little Rock, nearly every summer since 2014 to continue to be certified to teach an AP class.
I applied to Lamar School District in May 2014 and was hired in the same month. I started my first year teaching in Lamar High School in August 2014 and have been here in Lamar ever since. I have taught Pre-Calculus and Quantitative Literacy every year that I’ve been teaching, and I occasionally teach AP Calculus when there are students interested.
I am happily married (since Sept ‘15) to my husband, Brett Arrington. We currently have two dogs, Thor and Loki, and we treat them like our children. Our daughter, Lizzie, was born in April 2021, and we couldn’t have asked for a better daughter. We are so glad to get to be her parents.
When I’m not teaching, planning lessons, grading papers, or other teacherly duties, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, dogs, or my extended family. Some of my hobbies include binging tv shows and movies, coloring, and scrapbooking, but I also enjoy learning in my own classes at Arkansas Tech University.