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Meet the Second-Grade Teachers


Amber BeattyMy name is Amber Beatty and I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2006. Oakland Heights has been my teaching home since 2007. I am a National Board Certified Teacher. I’ve discovered that my heart belongs in second grade. Teaching my students that they are all capable of success is my number one goal.
Ben LeavellMy name is Ben Leavell. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. After working in retail for ten years, I decided to pursue a career in education. I returned to ATU and received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 2014. My internship was completed at Oakland Heights, where I was also a substitute teacher for three long-term leaves and then worked as an instructional aide. I am proud to be a part of the Oakland Heights team. My goal for the students is to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue in life.

Marcia MonkMy name is Marcia Monk. I received my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 1991 from the University of Kansas. I received my English as a Second Language (ESL) certification from Arkansas Tech University. I spent two years teaching preschool before working with children ages 0-5 in special education. I have been at Oakland Heights since 2013. I am a first and second grade looping teacher which means I am allowed to watch students grow and learn for two years. It is a great privilege to invest in the students at Oakland Heights.

Jaylin SutterfieldI am Jaylin Sutterfield, and I am so excited to be teaching at Oakland Heights. I grew up in Russellville and graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor's in early childhood education. I love spending my free time being outdoors, enjoying my family's company, and reading. 

Susan WilsonMy name is Susan Wilson. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a degree in elementary education in 1996. I started teaching at Oakland in August of 2000. While at Oakland, I have taught kindergarten, first, and second grades. I have also been an interventionist and the instructional facilitator. I have my ESL certificate, and I am a National Board Certified Teacher.