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Aimee Brinkley Selected as Fort Smith Schools Teacher of the Year

Aimee Brinkley, PreAP and AP Biology Teacher at Northside High School, has been selected as the Fort Smith Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year. 

Pictured from left to right: Martin Mahan, Deputy Superintendent; Dr. Tiffany Bone, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Matt Blaylock, Board Member; Dr. Terry Morawski, Superintendent; Aimee Brinkley, FSPS Teacher of the Year; Troy Eckelhoff; Board Member; Susan McFerran, Board President; and Dalton Person, Board Member.

Ms. Brinkley has taught at Northside since 2004. She holds a B.S. in Life and Earth Science Education from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, is a National Board Certified Teacher (AYA Science), serves as the Instructional Chair of the science department at Northside, and assisted in Northside’s achievement to become the first PLC Model High School in the state.  

In 2016, she received the Arkansas Teacher of the Year award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. 

"I am very honored to be nominated and chosen. There are a lot of great teachers in our district, and to be the one selected for our district, I am speechless. I am thankful for my job and I love what I do," said Aimee Brinkley, Fort Smith Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

“Congratulations to Ms. Brinkley on this well-deserved honor! Fort Smith Public Schools is proud to have such an outstanding educator working with our students. Her passion for the work and her care for the students she teaches embodies the type of exemplary educator deserving of this recognition,” said Dr. Tiffany Bone, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Fort Smith Public Schools.

“When I served as an administrator at Northside High School, I had the pleasure of observing many excellent teachers, and Ms. Brinkley was one of them. Fort Smith Public Schools and the students at Northside are all fortunate to have such a wonderful educator, and now, our FSPS Teacher of the Year,” said Dr. Jones, Director of Secondary Education, Fort Smith Public Schools.

“Ms. Brinkley puts her heart and soul into her teaching. She is always looking for creative ways to help students learn the material. She provides them every opportunity to be successful in her classroom and on their exams. Northside is a better place because of teachers like Ms. Brinkley,” said Dr. Keri Rathbun, principal, Northside High School.

Pictured: Aimee Brinkley with her family

Pictured: Aimee Brinkley with Susanna Post, Arkansas Teacher of the Year 2021