RSD Employee Recognition and Retirement Celebration
RSD Employee Recognition and Retirement Celebration
Ashley Snellenberger
Friday, May 18, 2018

Russellville School District held its annual Employee Recognition and Retirement Ceremony on Thursday, May 17, at The Center for the Arts. The district recognized employees who are retiring from the district, the Teachers of the Year, and the Classified Employees of the Year. Michael Roys, a teacher at Russellville Middle School, was selected as the RSD Teacher of the Year, and Sara Gordon, a paraprofessional at Sequoyah Elementary, was selected as the RSD Classified Employee of the Year. 

The ceremony began with the district acknowledging employees that will be retiring from the district at the end of the school year. Those employees were presented with a plaque in recognition for their years of service. Thank you to the following employees for their years of service at Russellville School District:

  • Sheila Jacobs, 19 years in the district, 28 years teaching
  • Karla Powell, 15 years
  • Max Hines, 38 years
  • Glennda Mosley, 17 years
  • Marlena Mashburn, 24 years
  • Terry McAlister, 33 years

RSD employees who are retiring 2018

The RSD Teacher of the Year is chosen by a district level panel that reviews a nomination from each of the schools in the district. The RSD Teacher of the Year will then go on to compete in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year (ATOY) program, which is part of the National Teacher of the Year program (NTOY). NTOY began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching. The Teachers of the Year were recognized with an engraved nameplate and a monetary contribution from St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Blackstone Construction/Duffield Gravel Company, and Rose Drug. Congratulations to the following teachers who were selected as a Teacher of the Year at their school:

  • Jeanie Evans, Center Valley
  • Tonya Rhodes, Crawford
  • Melissa Storm, Dwight
  • Alisa Kimbrough, London
  • Angela Wiest, Oakland Heights
  • Denise Wiedower, Sequoyah
  • Jordan Humphreys, UE5G
  • Michael Roys, RMS
  • Cindy Williams, RJHS
  • Matt Young, RHS
RSD Teacher of the Year with superintendents

The RSD Classified Employee of the Year is chosen by a district level panel that reviews classified employee of the month nominations from each classified employee department in the district. The Classified Employees of the Year were recognized with an engraved tumbler and a monetary contribution from Roy’s Heating and Air. Congratulations to the following employees who were selected as a Classified Employee of the Year for their department:

  • Matt McCurrie, Maintenance
  • Mark McGohan, Custodial
  • Leslie Shafer, Nursing
  • Sara Gordon, Paraprofessional
  • Debbie Moudy, Secretary
  • Ryan Deming, Technology
  • Tanya Turney, Transportation
  • Karen Goeden, Aramark
Classified Employee of the Year with superintendents


Classified Employees of the Year