Happy #StaffFeatureFriday! This week, we are spotlighting Mr. Kenneth McSpadden. Kenneth started at Cedar Ridge in 2002, and is currently the Elementary East Facilitator. "I'm a military brat, born on Lackland AFB, TX. I've been to all states except for Oregon and Hawaii -- went to a different school about every 3 years from moving base to base. I went to Batesville High School for two years, graduated in May 1976, then was back in the Air Force by September 1976. I've worked on fighter planes, F-4, F-16, and then the B-2 Stealth Bomber. I've been to Iceland, and all over Europe. I supported the "Cold War", Desert Storm, War in Bosnia, Iraq-Northern and Southern No-Fly Zones. I eventually retired from USAF in 1999 with 22.5 years, then got my degree while in the AF and did the Troops to Teacher program in AR. Took a few classes while I was substituting and started out as a school secretary until I was an official certified teacher." Kenneth enjoys running, hiking, timing races, and Mac's Race Timing. Cedar Ridge is so proud to have someone like you, Mr. McSpadden!
Mrs. Gilmore’s student family synergized to create a creature that represented their family yesterday. The result was the Uniwolfzebraffee! The wolf stands for bravery, the zebra for friendliness, the giraffe for think win-win, and the unicorn for their uniqueness. The students drew the picture themselves! Good job, students!
It's time for another #StaffFeatureFriday! This week we are spotlighting Mr. Vaughn Ward. Vaughn began working at Cedar Ridge right out of college in the fall of 1981 at the old campus. His entire career has been with this school district. "I graduated from Cord-Charlotte High School in 1975, then entered Arkansas College (now Lyon College) and graduated from there in 1979 with a BA degree in Biology. I was still unsure of what I wanted to do with this degree up until my last semester of school. A friend suggested I take a Children's Literature class as an elective. I loved it, and decided at that time I wanted to become an elementary teacher. So after two more years of college, I graduated again with a degree in Elementary Education. I was lucky to be hired here in Newark as fifth/sixth grade science teacher, and now teach 5th grade science and social studies. I also completed my masters degree in elementary education in 1986." Vaughn enjoys spending free time with his family and friends. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, reading, and raising chickens. Cedar Ridge is so proud to have someone like Vaughn Ward!
Happy Friday Timberwolves! It's time for another #StaffFeatureFriday! This week we are spotlighting Mrs. Emily McMasters. This is Emily's 2nd year at Cedar Ridge (5th year as an educator) and she currently teaches 7th and 8th grade Social Studies and helps with one volleyball class. She has her BSE in Social Studies Education and Master's Degree in Principles and Theory of Learning. "I get to work with two of my greatest passions, history and kids. It doesn't get much better than that. My husband, Joshua, and I have been married for six years and we have two beautiful boys. We spend all our free time together and with our families. We both come from large families so we are never bored! Together we enjoy hiking, kayaking, and fishing. If you ever catch me by myself you'll find me curled up with a book and a cup of Earl Grey. I so enjoy being a member of the Timberwolf pack. Go Timberwolves!!! #DFTBA" Cedar Ridge is so proud to have someone like Mrs. McMasters!
Good morning Timberwolves! It's time for another #StaffFeatureFriday! Today's spotlight is Mrs. Rhea Jennings. Rhea started at Cedar Ridge in 2016, and is the Middle School English teacher for 6th and 7th grade. She obtained her Master's of Science in Education degree from Arkansas State University. Rhea has been married to her husband Terry for 38 years, and they have 2 daughters that were graduates of Cedar Ridge. Both of their daughters are married and work in health care. They have one grandson that is the highlight of their life. She enjoys anything outdoors, muscle cars, rodeos, camping, ATV rides, and spending time with her family. Cedar Ridge is so proud to have someone like you Mrs. Jennings!
ATTN High School students! Tomorrow morning during breakfast, you will have the option to eat at the omelet bar! Don’t miss out! 🍳
It's #StaffFeatureFriday! This week's spotlight is Heath Wilson. Heath has been at Cedar Ridge for 28 years, and currently works at the Cedar Ridge Elementary Custodial Supervisor. He has spent all of his educational years right here in Newark. He spends time making the school the best it can be and creating an inviting for the students and anyone entering the school. Heath loves to do yard work and be creative in several areas. He is active in his church and does the maintenance/decorating there as well. "I love my life and all my friends and family. I hope I can make the world better for everyone." Cedar Ridge is so happy to have someone like Heath on board!
Good morning! Today for #StaffFeatureFriday, we are featuring Mrs. Jennifer Bruce! Mrs. Bruce is a 1st grade teacher here at Cedar Ridge, and started back in 2004. She is originally from Cave City, but now lives in Charlotte. Mrs. Bruce has been married for 12 years, and has 3 boys (ages 1, 5, and 9). She loves spending time with her family, camping, and going to the lake. We are so proud to have someone like Jennifer here at Cedar Ridge Schools!
ATTN SENIORS - On Tuesday, October 8th at 10am, UACCB financial aid officers will be here to help you complete the FAFSA. This will be a drop-in session. It would be beneficial for your parents to come with you if they can. You can complete this without them if you have their information such as birth dates, marriage dates, tax information, etc.
It's time for #StaffFeatureFriday! This week's feature is Kim Coldwell! Kim started her career at Cedar Ridge in 2014, and currently works as the Director's Assistant and Infant Toddler Mentor at the Early Childhood Center. She studied Early Childhood at UACCB, and has collectively worked in infant and toddler care for 14 years. Kim lives in Charlotte with her husband Michael of 19 years, and their son Tyler, who is a freshman at UACCB. Her family loves to travel, and she also enjoys reading and binge-watching tv. "I love my job here and wouldn't want to be anywhere else." We're so glad to have someone like Kim at Cedar Ridge Schools!