• Welcome To 1st Grade!

     1st Grade Staff

    Our Team:

    Ms. Laura Denson

        Ms. Denson graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with her Bachelor's specializing in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade early childhood education. She continued her study of educating young children by attending Arkansas State University's graduate program obtaining her Master's degree in Theory and Practice of Education. Ms. Denson is multi-sensory endorsed, Early Learning Literacy Certified, Consicious Discipline Behavior Program endorsed, and currently obtaining her Cognitively Gudied Instruction Certification. Ms. Denson is also the swim coach for the Lonoke High School swim team in which she holds an endorsement from AAA in coaching; as well as, endorsements in CPR and AED. She is currently in her 15th year of teaching, all here at Lonoke Primary. She has taught 9 years in Pre-K and is currently in her 6th year teaching 1st grade. 

    Mrs. Kristen Schisler

        Mrs. Schisler graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with her Bachelor's specializing in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade early childhood education. Mrs. Schisler is multi-sensory endorsed, ELL (English Language Learner) Certified, Consicious Discipline Behavioral Approach endorsed, and Cognitively Gudied Instruction Certified. She is currently in her 4th year of teaching, all here at Lonoke Primary. She is currently in her 4th year teaching 1st grade. Mrs. Schisler currently serves as the Lead Grade Level Teacher for 1st Grade and as the Literacy Lead Teacher for 1st Grade. 

    Mrs. Chrsity Wheeler

        Mrs. Wheeler obtained her LPN nursing license where she practiced as a nurse before graduating from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with her Bachelor's specializing in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade early childhood education. Mrs. Wheeler is multi-sensory endorsed and currently in the program to receive her Cognitively Gudied Instruction Certification and the program for Google Certified Educators . Mrs. Wheeler holds endorsements in CPR and AED. She is currently in her 2nd year of teaching, and her 1st year here at Lonoke Primary. She has taught 1 year in the 3rd grade reading deparment and is currently in her 1st year teaching 1st grade. 

    Mrs. Maggie Polk

        Mrs. Polk graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with her Bachelor's specializing in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade early childhood education. Mrs. Polk is multi-sensory endorsed, Early Learning Literacy Certified, and Consicious Discipline Behavioral Approach endorsed. Mrs. Polk also holds endorsements for CPR and AED. She is currently in her 6th year of teaching; her 1st here at Lonoke Primary. She has taught 4 years in Pre-K, and is currently in her 2nd year teaching 1st grade. Mrs. Polk severs as Lonoke Primary's Technology representive in our Educational Cooperative.

    Mrs. Sarah Wallace

        Mrs. Wallace is a Lonoke graduate and graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with her Bachelor's specializing in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade early childhood education. She continued her study of educating young children by attending Arkansas State University's graduate program obtaining her Master's degree in Theory and Practice of Education. Mrs. Wallace is multi-sensory endorsed, Early Learning Literacy and Cognitively Gudied Instruction Certified; as well as, an endorsement for CPR. She is currently in her 12th year of teaching, all here at Lonoke Primary. She has taught 10 years in Kindergarten, 1 year as the Art teacher, and currently in her 1st year teaching 1st grade. Mrs. Wallace serves as the RTI (reponse to intervention) Lead Teacher for 1st grade.

    Ms. Kenya Burl

        Ms. Burl is a Lonoke graduate and graduated from Unversity of Central Arkansas in Conway with her Bachelor's specializing in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade early childhood education. She continued her study of educating young children by attending Harding's graduate program obtaining her Master's degree in masters in the art of teaching. Ms. Burl is multi-sensory endorsed, Effective Literacy, Cognitively Gudied Instruction, and Early Learning Literacy Certified. Ms. Burl also holds an endorsement for CPR. She is currently in her 15th year of teaching; the 12th here at Lonoke Primary. She has taught 1 year in 3rd grade, 2 years in 4th grade, and currently in her 10th year teaching 1st grade. Mrs. Burl serves as the Math Curriculum Lead for 1st grade.