Meet our Teachers

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Tonya Bell

Hello!  I am so excited to be a Resource Teacher at RIS! I live in Hector with my family.  I love animals, reading, camping, and hiking.  I graduated from Arkansas State University with my Master in Special Education in 2015. I have been teaching in the district since 2015.  I look forward to many more years as a RIS Storm. 

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BRIDGET KETCHUM

I love teaching at Russellville Intermediate School.   I have been teaching since 2016.  This is my third year with the Russellville School District.  I obtained my bachelors from Harding University and my masters from Arkansas State University.  I love spending time with my fur baby, family, and outdoors.  

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KATHY LOOPER

I have been teaching Special Education science 1991.  I love teaching children.  I have been married to my husband Jeff for over 25 years. I have a son named Warren and a son named Benjamin.  My mother lives with us and we take care of her. We have a family pet named Snoopy. He is Half/Beagle and Blue Heeler. I am so proud to be a part of the RIS Family!