September 15, 2010 Edition

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Four join faculty at Walnut Ridge

Sloane Milgrim

Steven Atkisson

Amanda Henry

Debbie Findley

The Walnut Ridge campus of the Lawrence County School District has three new teachers, as well as a new high school counselor.

Sloane Milgrim, a native of Lynn, is teaching fifth and sixth grade social studies. She holds a bachelor's degree in mid-level education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She and her husband, Josh, live in Trumann, and she has a six-year-old daughter, Lynlee Morgan.

Steven R. Atkisson of Thayer, Mo., a native of Corning, is teaching health and P.E. at the elementary and middle school levels. With a master's degree in education from ASU, he taught three years at Salem, 28 years at Thayer, Mo., and one year at Twin Rivers. He has taught science, health and P.E., as well as serving as a coach. He and his wife, Sherri, have three children, Josh Atkisson, 29, Melissa Atkisson Miller, 28, and Caitlin Atkisson, 17.

Amanda Henry of Walnut Ridge is the new elementary computer teacher. She has an early childhood education degree from Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. She previously worked as a substitute teacher and in the summer childcare program at Walnut Ridge School. A native of Walnut Ridge, she and her husband, Aqualah, have two children, Skyla, six, and Sydney, one.

Debbie Findley, a native of Jonesboro, is the new high school counselor. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism and a master's degree in counseling from ASU. She retired from Nettleton School in 2007 after serving as high school counselor for 13 years and teaching English for 15 years. She and her husband, Kenny, live in Cherokee Village. They have two sons, Judd and John, and two grandchildren, Molly, seven, and Will, two, with a third expected in February.

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