August 24, 2011 Edition

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Michelle Kercheval

Barbara Seawel

Kimberly McFall

Black Rock School adds
several new employees

Jessie King

Tammi King
The Black Rock campus of the Lawrence County School District has several new faces this year.

Michelle Kercheval, a native of Indiana, will serve as gifted and talented teacher, as well as teaching second and third grade reading and math. She holds a bachelor's degree from Williams Baptist College and previously taught at the Lord's Ranch Christian Academy. She and her husband, Chuck, live in Pocahontas and have three grown children, Kevin Kercheval, Joey Kercheval and Amy Rouyer.

Barbara Seawel of Pocahontas will work in the school's technology department. She has an associate's degrees in computer science and computer/networking, both from Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. She earned her four-year computer science degree online. She was previously a technology support specialist at Valley View School. She and her husband, Ken, have two sons, Shawn and Jonathan.

Kimberly McFall of Paragould will teach music for kindergarten through 12th grade. A native of Mountain Home, she has a bachelor's degree from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and a master's degree in library science from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. She also holds an administrator certificate from Appalachian State and an educational specialist degree from Arkansas State University. She previously taught at Mountain Home School, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Alexander County Schools in North Carolina, Spring Ranch ISD in Houston, Texas and Channelview, Texas. She is engaged to Barry McBroom, also of Paragould.

Jessie King will serve as resource teacher for eighth through 12th grades. A native of Smithville, she earned her master's degree in education from Williams Woods University. She previously taught resource at Williford and Highland schools, as well as Reedy Creek Elementary School in Kissimmee, Fla. She and her husband, Stephen, live at Imboden. They have six children, Will, 17, Mike, 19, Angie, 32, Lynn, 35, Gary, 39, and Steven, 30, and two granddaughters, Katalina, 14, and Chrissy, 12.

Tammi King of Black Rock is the new cafeteria manager. She is a native of Ravenden. She and her husband, Shawn, have three sons, Cyrus, 14, Dawson, 13, and Roger, eight.

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