Meet the 3rd Grade Teachers

My name is Alyson Ragsdale. I grew up in Russellville, Arkansas. I graduated from Russellville High School in 2012 and then I graduated with my degree in Early Childhood Education from Arkansas Tech University in 2016. I love to spend time with my husband, Ryan, and my daughter, Gracelyn. One fun fact about me is that I played soccer for 14 years and I was a captain of the Lady Cyclones team who won state in 2012.
Mrs. Ragsdale
My name is Nathan Bain. I have been teaching in elementary since 2012. I was born and raised in Oklahoma but am so excited to live in the wonderful state of Arkansas. My wife, Leslie, and I were married in 1996. She is a math instructor at Arkansas Tech University. We have 3 teenage boys. Our family enjoys camping, vacations, and eating out. I especially enjoy playing guitar, teaching small groups at my church, and spending time with my family. One of my greatest desires is to instill confidence and character within my students and help them have fun while learning at school.

My name is Kimberly Bates. I am a 2002 graduate of Arkansas Tech University. I have a bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Before having children, I taught first grade at Waldron Elementary School. I came back to teaching after 12 years of being a stay at home mom. During that time, I babysat several children in my home and was a substitute teacher for a year and a half. I have been married to my wonderful husband Jason since 2001. We have two children, Natalie and Alex. We stay busy watching them both play soccer, and Natalie is on the Cross Country team.
Mrs. Bates