Edwards

Mrs. Marla Edwards,\r\nthe Multi-Classroom Leader for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Mathematics at\r\nLakewood Elementary School, has been appointed as the Coordinator of Elementary\r\nMathematics. 

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Mrs. Edwards will\r\nbegin this role on July 1.

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In this role, Mrs. Edwards\r\nwill serve as the liaison between the Arkansas Department of Education’s\r\nDivision of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the school\r\ndistrict.  She will collaborate with\r\nclassroom teachers in Pre-K through Fifth Grades and building-level leaders to\r\ndevelop and monitor a comprehensive elementary mathematics program that\r\nvertically aligns with secondary mathematics programs to improve teaching and\r\nlearning. 

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“I am so ready to get\r\nstarted in this role,” said Mrs. Edwards. \r\n“I love math and enjoy teaching it. \r\nI am ready to assist other teachers in finding new, creative ways that\r\nmake learning math fun for our students across the district,” she said.

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As a Multi-Classroom\r\nLeader in the area of mathematics at Lakewood, Mrs. Edwards has provided\r\ncoaching and support to a team of teachers and paraprofessionals to improve\r\nstudent learning.  She also served as a\r\nThird and Fourth Grade Math Teacher at Lakewood Elementary School.  She founded and chaired the school’s Math\r\nCommittee and Math Fact Masters, a program aimed at increasing a student’s\r\nfluency in basic math facts.

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Mrs. Edwards’ teaching\r\ncareer began at England Elementary School in the England School District.  She was the Fifth Grade Math Teacher.  While there, she earned the honor “Educator\r\nof the Year.”

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“Mrs. Edwards’ passion\r\nfor math is laudable, and I look forward to her innovative teaching techniques\r\non display throughout the district,” said Dr. Gregory J. Pilewski,\r\nSuperintendent of the North Little Rock School District.

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Mrs. Edwards received\r\na Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from the University of Central\r\nArkansas.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts\r\nDegree in History from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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The Coordinator of Elementary\r\nMathematics is one of the reorganized Central Office Administration positions\r\nin the North Little Rock School District, which Dr. Pilewski proposed in the NLRSD Central Office Administration\r\nReorganization Plan (Phase I) and presented at the Regular Board Meeting in\r\nFebruary.  The plan was created to\r\nimprove the level of services and support to school leaders and classroom\r\nteachers to drive continuous improvement in student learning. 

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