Hello! My name is Amy Ritchey and I am the Resource Teacher at Parson Hills.
I have been fortunate to live and teach in some lovely and diverse places, including California, Houston, and Bangkok, Thailand. I moved to Northwest Arkansas four years ago, teaching at Shaw Elementary for two years before coming to Parson Hills.
I graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville with a degree in Elementary Education. I completed Master work in Special Education at California State University, and received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.
I am doggie mom to Dutchess and step-mom to Jackson, who is a senior at Fayetteville High School. I come from a very large Texas family – I am the youngest of six siblings and I have 17 nieces and nephews, 6 great-nephews and 4 great-nieces.
I love being a Panther!
Hello! I’m Shelbi Raines and I am the Gifted and Talented Facilitator at Parson Hills! I graduated from the University of Arkansas with my first Masters, and from Arkansas State University with my second Masters in Gifted and Talented Education. This summer I married Mr. Raines in New Zealand! I love to laugh, watch netflix, travel, ride horses, take pictures, play paintball, craft, crochet, macrame, and read! My goal is to provide a challenge for all of my students, and help them reach their potential socially, emotionally, and academically! I am excited to be part of the Parson HIlls family!
arson Hills EAST students along with other Springdale EAST programs visited the University of Arkansas for a student training focused on video editing. These types of experiences provide students a chance to grow socially as well as educationally while working to achieve their goals. What a great time with a great group of students!