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New faculty and staff members at Hoxie School this year are (front, from left): Tracy Bailey, Genea Cullum, Joan Harris, Misty Adams; (middle row) Cheryl Englert, Laura Jamison, Amber Davis, Crystal Bailey, April Britt; (back) Becky Lindner, Kelly Rottinghaus, Corey Emerson, James Treadwell; (not pictured) Katie Compton, Jammie Conrey and Veronica Peppers.

Hoxie campus has new faces

Hoxie School has several new faces on campus this year.

Tracy Bailey of Hoxie works with the remediation and Jedi programs. A native of Paragould, she is working toward her childhood development associate (CDA) credential and previously taught at First Baptist Church Preschool. She and her husband, John, have two children, Kara and Michael.

Genea Cullum of O'Kean, a native of Torrance, Calif., is a paraprofessional for the preschool. She earned her CDA from Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. She previously worked at Delaplaine for three years and Walnut Ridge for one year. She is married to Charlie Cullum and has two daughters, Courtney Sousa, 16, and Breyanne Cullum, 10.

Joan Harris of Walnut Ridge is the self-contained classroom teacher. She has previously taught at schools in Hampton, Warren, Hamburg, Walnut Ridge and Eula, Texas. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. A native of Warren, she is married to Mark Harris, who is pastor at First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. They have two daughters, Jennifer, who is a nursing student at UAM, and Ashley, who is a senior at WRHS and plans to attend Williams Baptist College.

Misty Adams of Bono, a native of Jonesboro, is serving as a paraprofessional. She received her certification from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and had served as a substitute teacher at Hoxie School for two years. She is married to Andy Adams, who works at Razor Rock Material, and has two children, Richard Warren, 12, and Destiny Adams, seven, both of whom attend Hoxie School.

Cheryl Englert of Walnut Ridge serves as a physical education aide at the elementary school. She holds associate's degrees from BRTC. A native of Hoxie, she and her spouse, Kenny Moody, have two children, Kelsey Moody and Kailey Moody.

Laura Jamison of Portia, a native of Hoxie, is the new school nurse. She has her LPN degree from BRTC and previously worked at The Children's Clinic. She and her husband, Blake, have a daughter, Katelyn, and a son, Peyton.

Amber Sheree Davis of Bono teaches family and consumer science. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and is married to Jeffie Davis.

Crystal Bailey of Walnut Ridge is a paraprofessional and works with literacy and math. She and her husband, Greg, have two children, Alyssa and Tyler.

April Britt of Powhatan, a native of Hoxie, is a paraprofessional and serves as an interventionist in kindergarten. She is married to Larry Britt, and they have a daughter, Ellie, six, who is a first-grader at Hoxie Elementary.

Becky Lindner of Pocahontas teaches second grade. A native of Maynard, she has a bachelor's degree in early childhood development from Southeast Missouri State University. She previously taught at Castleberry Elementary in Newport. She and her husband, Chris, have a son, Braden.

Kelly Rottinghaus of Paragould, a native of Kansas, teaches third grade. He has a bachelor's degree from ASU. Prior to coming to Hoxie, he taught at Newport. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Sophie, Grant and Harrison.

Corey Emerson of Jonesboro is the new band director at Hoxie High School. He has a master's degree, as well as bachelor's and associate's degrees, from ASU. A native of Poplar Bluff, Mo., he has taught at Poplar Bluff, Mammoth Spring and ASU. He is married to Lauren Emerson.

James Treadwell of Walnut Ridge is a business education teacher and has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Arkansas Tech. A native of Dover, he previously taught at Williford. His wife is Jeanenne and he has a stepdaughter, Amber Hoffman.

Katie Compton of Delaplaine is a third-grade paraprofessional. She has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from ASU and did student teaching at Hoxie and Walnut Ridge. Her husband is Nathan Compton.

Jammie Conrey of Sedgwick teaches medical classes. She graduated from BRTC as a certified respiratory therapist and from Delta Technical Institute as a licensed practical nurse. She has served as school nurse for the past five years. She and her husband, Greg, have two children, Geena, an eight-grader at HHS, and Garrett, a fourth-grader at Hoxie Elementary.

Veronica Peppers of Pocahontas is a sign language interpreter. She has two associates degrees from BRTC and has previously interpreted at BRTC and Paragould School. Her fiance is Nick Smith, who is from Black Rock, and she has three children, Anna, Zakary and Vivica.

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