Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Texarkana Arkansas School District Teacher of the Year.

Brigette Biley-Olatunji - Teacher of the Year

TASD District Teacher of the Year -Biley pic - Brigette
TASD District Teacher of the Year -Biley pic - Brigette

Brigette Biley-Olatunji has been chosen as the Texarkana Arkansas School District Teacher of the Year. She is currently a teacher at Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Arkansas, where she teaches mathematics. Ms Biley-Olatunji is also the Math Department Chair, Freshman Class Sponsor, Mu Alpha Theta Sponsor, and Mathletes Sponsor.

Brigette earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics from Southern Arkansas University in 2005, and Masters of Education in Counseling in 2010 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In 2020, she obtained her certification in Education Leadership in Supervision and Administration from Southern Arkansas University. She is currently writing a qualitative dissertation to determine if there is a relation between college students' adverse childhood experience (ACE) scores and academic attainment at Texas A&M – Texarkana.

Brigette is married to Gbenga Olatunji, and they have one son, Ayowale “CJ” Olatunji. Her favorite pastime is reading, traveling the world, and being a lifelong learner.

TASD Campus Teachers of the Year

The Texarkana Arkansas Campus Teachers of the Year were also announced:

  • College Hill Pre K - Evelyn Matthews
  • Fairview Elementary - Jessica Turner
  • Kilpatrick Elementary – Jana Edwards
  • Trice Elementary – Lesley Wiederspan
  • Harmony Leadership Academy - Kristina Palmisano
  • North Heights Community School – Morgan Cowling
  • Arkansas Middle School – Leah Hopkins
  • Arkansas High School – Hannah Hubrel

This is the 29th year that Texarkana Rotary Clubs have distributed Teacher of the Year plaques and certificates.

Congratulations to all.


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