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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. I graduated from UCA with my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2016. I began my career at London Elementary and RJHS in 2016, and currently practice speech therapy for London Elementary and Dwight Elementary. When not in therapy sessions or holding conferences, I enjoy being outdoors with my husband, Tyler, and dog, Anndi. My passion for Speech-Language Pathology began in 2010 when I met a preschooler who stuttered, and I became consumed with learning and researching this vast profession. I believe communication is vital in our children's education, and I truly care about each student I encounter. As your speech-language pathologist, I strive to teach children to become effective communicators each and every day. 

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.

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.