North Little Rock: School District to have night of honors on Thursday

A total of 24 North Little Rock School District employees will be honored this Thursday at an event billed as a “Night of Honors” at the Windsong Performing Arts Center. 

The event is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. and due to limited seating because of the ongoing pandemic, it will be broadcast live on the district’s YouTube channel.

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Of the 24 to be honored, 18 are teachers, while the remaining six are classified employees.

The district’s Teacher of the Year will also be announced at the event.

The teachers and classified employees to be honored are listed below.

Teacher/Teachers of the Year

  • Amboy: Courtney Wages

  • Boone Park: Roz Utley

  • Crestwood: Taylor Thompson

  • Glenview: Vicky Booth

  • Indian Hills: Angela Kaplan

  • Lakewood: Madelyn Casto

  • Meadow Park: Jessica Franklin

  • North Little Rock Academy: Telisa Hadley

  • North Little Rock Center of Excellence: Elizabeth Jones

  • North Little Rock High School: Mallory Bacon, Heather Gallentine and Alvaro Sela

  • North Little Rock Middle School-Sixth Grade Campus: Dianne Phillips

  • North Little Rock Middle School-Seventh & Eighth Grade Campus: Dewayne Noble and Sheilah Shumpert

  • Pre-K Teacher of the Year: Susan Urena

  • Ridge Road: Hollie Allensworth

  • Seventh Street: Angela Sewell

Classified Employees of the Year

  • Child Nutrition Employee of the Year: Leila Hibbler, Meadow Park Elementary

  • Maintenance, Operations, & Facilities Employee of the Year: Kenneth Brown, Custodian, Ridge Road Elementary 

  • Office & Technical Employee of the Year: Janet Ruble, Administrative Assistant to the  Student Information Specialist, Central Office

  • Paraprofessional Employee of the Year: Victoria Carroll, Reach Associate, North  Little Rock Middle School - Sixth Grade Campus 

  • Student Services & Security Employee of the Year: Tonya Green, RN, BSN, Nurse 

  • Transportation Employee of the Year : Damonica Brown