Following an affirmative vote from the North Little Rock Board of Education, a host of new teachers and administrators will be joining the North Little Rock School District for the 2021-2022. In addition, Ms. Courtney Taylor has been appointed Assistant Principal at North Little Rock High School and Ms. Lisa Wood as Assistant Principal at Meadow Park Elementary School.
Ms. Courtney Taylor
In the 2021-2022 school year, Ms. Courtney Taylor will begin her role as an administrator in the North Little Rock School District as an Assistant Principal at North Little Rock High School.
Previously, Ms. Taylor served as the English MCL (Multi-Classroom Leader) at NLRHS. As an MCL, Taylor worked with a group of English teachers to co-plan lessons and to provide feedback to colleagues on ways to improve student outcomes. She has spent her entire professional career at NLRHS, beginning in the 2015-2016 school year as an English Teacher. Ms. Taylor has also served as a Co-Sponsor for Student Council.
Ms. Taylor earned Educational Specialist Degree in Principalship from Arkansas State University, a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Sociology from the University of Central Arkansas. She is currently pursuing the Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas.
Ms. Lisa Wood
Ms. Lisa Wood will join the Meadow Park Elementary School staff as Assistant Principal. She comes to Meadow Park after having served as Assistant Principal at Seventh Street Elementary School.
Ms. Wood previously served as Assistant Principal in Conway Public Schools and the Newport School District. Her teaching experience includes stints Newport School District and the Harrisburg School District. Some notable achievements during her time as a Teacher include her students’ having the highest intermediate benchmark scores in math in the state and the fifth highest benchmark scores in literacy. Ms. Wood received the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Outstanding Arkansas Teacher Award.
Ms. Wood obtained an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and a Master of Science in Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.