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FSPS Teacher Selected as the 2020 Arkansas PTA Teacher of the Year

The Arkansas PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) has named Fort Smith Public Schools’ Cavanaugh Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Crissy Pierce as 2020 Arkansas PTA Teacher of the Year. Crissy was nominated for the recognition by the Cavanaugh Elementary School PTA. 

Crissy Pierce receives Teacher of the Year Honor from the Arkansas PTA

Pictured left to right: Superintendent Dr. Brubaker, LeeAndra White, Arkansas PTA Board Member (back), Crissy Pierce (front), Ronika Morgan (back), Arkansas PTA Board Member, and Cavanaugh Principal Hank Needham

“Crissy Pierce is a gifted, well-rounded professional. Athletic, humorous, and knowledgeable, she captivates the attention of her students and peers. Caring, committed, and concerned, Mrs. Pierce is admired and loved by her students, parents, and colleagues because of her fervent ‘Success for All’ advocacy. Once a student has had Crissy Pierce as a teacher, they have her as a friend, support and cheerleader for life,” said the Cavanaugh Elementary School PTA. 

At Cavanaugh, Mrs. Pierce serves as the K-Kids Club sponsor for the school. The K-Kids Club is a partnership with the Fort Smith Area Chapter of the Commissary Kiwanis Club. Through the partnership, Mrs. Pierce initiates and leads the school in community support and giving, including coin and food drives for local charities, donations for the local animal shelter, and volunteering with the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive. 

Mrs. Pierce also serves on the Cavanaugh PTA Board as the Box Top Chair. In this role, she supports the PTA and school by encouraging students and families to submit their Box Tops for Education to assist with school funding. 

Cavanaugh Elementary PTA and the Fort Smith PTA Council both received the Board of Distinction Award.