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Kelby Taylor

My name is Kelby Taylor. I graduated from the University of Arkansas and I have been teaching music since 2016. I love performing, hiking, and being at home with my family.

Physical Education Teacher Mrs. Cude

My name is Karin Cude. I am married and have two sons. I graduated with my Bachelor's and Master's degree from University of Central Arkansas. I taught kindergarten and first grade at Guy-Perkins Elementary and Florence Mattison Elementary for 6 years in Conway. I taught Concepts of Fitness and Elementary PE at the University of Central Arkansas for 9 years. I have been teaching PE at Dwight and London Elementary Schools since 2007. Out of all that I have taught, this is by far my favorite. I enjoy running, reading, Zumba, and spending time with my family.

Interventionist Shanna Couser



My name is Shanna Couser, and I am so excited to teach your children this year! I graduated from Texas Christian University and have been teaching for 33 years. I taught 11 years in Fort Worth, Texas before coming to Russellville, AR. I have taught fourteen years in first grade, eight as the science lab facilitator, and am now the Interventionist for Dwight. I love to listen to music and be outside in nature.


Art Teacher Margie Huckabay


My name is Margie Huckabay. I have been teaching since 1999. I love my job teaching art to K-4 students at Dwight and London Elementary. My two year old granddaughter, Blakely loves to paint at my house. Art is a big part of my life and both of my daughters are creatives and enjoy making things. I have been married to the love of my life for thirty-two years. We enjoy traveling and seeing new things, the outdoors, and playing with Blakely.

My name is Renea Aden. I have been attending Liberty University Online for the past four years, working on my degree plan in Elementary Childhood Education. I am a mom of five girls and there is nothing more important than spending time with my family. I worked for a financial institution for thirteen years before I began working at Dwight. I am happy to have the opportunity to be a part of Dwight Elementary and the Russellville School District.

Reading Recovery Teacher Karen Hilburn

My name is Karen Hilburn. I have been the Reading Recovery Teacher at Dwight Elementary since 2009. Before that I was a Speech Therapist with the District for eighteen years. I am also certified to teach grades first through sixth.
Watching struggling readers and writers become independent readers and writers is very rewarding.





My name is Felicia Head.

Instructional Facilitator and Science Teacher Julieanne Hilton


My name is Julieanne Hilton. I have been teaching since 2000. I have a Master's Degree in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, and I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. I am certified to teach Pre-K through eighth grade, and I am currently pursuing a K-12th grade certification in ESL instruction. I am the Instructional Facilitator/Science Specialist at Dwight. I enjoy spending time with my two children, playing the piano and violin, and reading in my spare time.







My name is Elizabeth Collins and I have been teaching since 2010. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas and then received a Masters degree from Arkansas Tech. I taught for eight years at Oakland Heights Elementary before coming to Dwight. I am a self-proclaimed "Disney Fanatic" and love to travel with my family to Disney World. I enjoy reading and learning as much as I can about different languages.

My name is Sarah Connerly.

Luann Colling

My name is Luann Colling. I have been teaching since 1975. I have taught preschool, elementary and middle school classes. Currently I teach writing, reading and math to a variety of grades. My favorite subject is math. I have been married to my husband Bob for 33 years. We have lived in Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi. We have two children, Katherine and Spencer (Kaleena) and a grandbaby. I have a

cute little dog named Tilly and 3 cats, Queso, Big and Chloe. My hobbies are gardening, and canning pickles, tomatoes and hot peppers. 

Clarissa McCurrieMy name is Clarrissa McCurrie and I have been teaching since 2012. I began my teaching career as a Resource teacher at Danville High School before coming to Dwight. I attended Arkansas Tech University and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. I am very excited to be teaching your children this year. I enjoy spending time with my family camping and fishing.