• Tilles Elementary welcomes our MILITARY FAMILIES

    The Purple Star School program is designed to support the educational and social-emotional challenges that military-connected children (active duty and National Guard and Reserves) face during each transition. The goal is to keep each of these students on track to be college, workforce, and life-ready. 

    The Arkansas Purple Star School Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation's armed forces. Purple star awardees receive a special Purple Star recognition to display in their building and are recognized on the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education website. 


    Our School Military Liaison (SML) and our District Military Liaison (DML) will work to resolve any transitional issues for our military-connected students. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us. 

    Tilles Elementary, School Military Liaison (SML): Laura Carter, lcarter@fortsmithschools.org, 479.785.5606

    Fort Smith Public Schools, District Military Liaison (DML): Dr. Michael Farrell, Supervisor of Student Services, 479-785-2501, Ext. 91254

    Soldier and Family Readiness, AR ARNG: Andelyn Wright




    The Fort Smith Public Schools district website includes a Military Families Webpage which may prove beneficial to military families.