Honoring Our Heroes: Fort Smith School District's Commitment to Veterans

Thank You Veterans

    At FSPS, we recognize the invaluable contributions that military veterans bring to our educational community, and we believe that their unique skills and experiences greatly enhance the educational environment for our students. We honor the sacrifices of our veterans and actively seek their employment within our organization.  By employing veterans, we create a diverse and enriched learning environment that fosters a sense of duty, discipline, and dedication.

    For information on our veteran-focused initiatives or potential employment opportunities for veterans, please contact Dr. Amy Manley, Director of Recruitment for Human Resources.

    Why Veterans in Education Matter

    • Leadership and Discipline: Veterans bring a wealth of leadership experience and discipline acquired during their service. These leadership skills help create a positive and structured learning environment and provide students with strong role models. 

    • Teamwork and Collaboration: Military service emphasizes the importance of teamwork and collaboration. Our veteran educators foster a sense of unity among students and promote cooperative approaches to learning in the classroom.

    • Adaptability and Resilience: Veterans have faced diverse challenges and have learned to adapt to different situations with resilience. This adaptability is a valuable asset in the dynamic field of education, where flexibility and problem-solving skills are essential.

    Utilizing Military Backgrounds to Benefit Students

    The unique skill set possessed by veterans is harnessed to benefit students in various ways:

    • Mentorship and Guidance: Veterans serve as mentors. Through their life experiences and commitment to service, they set great examples that inspire students to set goals and overcome obstacles.

    • Character Education: Veteran educators share essential military-related values such as integrity, perseverance, and respect.  These significant qualities contribute to the development of well-rounded individuals and prepare students to become leaders of tomorrow.  

    • Community Engagement: Veterans are service-minded.  They understand the importance of community connection, civic responsibility, and patriotism.

    Join Us in Honoring Our Veterans

    At FSPS, we invite you to join us in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of our veterans within our district. Together, we are creating an educational environment that values diversity, instills strong principles, and prepares our students for success.  THANK YOU to all of our district’s esteemed veterans.


    • Alison Gleason
    • Angelia Daniels
    • Anthony Cox
    • Arron Lincoln
    • Brian Mason Pyper
    • Bridget Borges
    • Carissa Malanowski
    • Cedra Flake
    • Christopher Chapple
    • Christopher Norwood
    • Clint Gillman
    • Craig Tecmire
    • Daniel Moreno
    • Darla Sampley
    • David Thomas
    • Diego Olivarez
    • Edward Haswell
    • Elias Galvan 
    • Emilee Moss
    • Eric Stuhan
    • Gwen Zachary
    • Jacob Cochenour
    • Jamie Batson
    • Jason Bugeja
    • Jason Meharg
    • Jason Williamson
    • Jeff Judkins
    • Jeffrey Abernathy
    • Jessica Beshears
    • Joseph Cope
    • Joshua Bogdon
    • Judy Coleman
    • Justin Williamson
    • Kathyrn Duncan
    • Kenneth Pollard
    • Lana McLaughlin
    • Laura Carter
    • Lee Gaston
    • Mark Crane
    • Mary Sutton
    • Matthew Hominck
    • Melissa Mullin
    • Michael Colbert
    • Michael Maxwell
    • Michelle (Nora) Mudd
    • Nicole Shaffer
    • Paul Mason
    • Penny Harris
    • Peyton Hall
    • Rachel Jernigan
    • Randy Cooley
    • Sandra Bausley
    • Sayuri Barnett
    • Sharla Whitson
    • Shawn Shaffer
    • Sherri Ray
    • Sunshine Birchf
    • Talithia Jones
    • Thomas Johnson
    • Todd Watkins
    • Veronica Luna-Geels