MEET THE TEACHERS

K-1   My name is Morgan Balloun. I have been teaching kindergarten since 2013. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2012, I received my master’s degree in Special Education. Fun Facts: I attended Center Valley Elementary School, and I was an Arkansas Tech University cheerleader. I am married to Tyler Balloun and we enjoy going to Razorback games, camping and traveling. We also enjoy spending time with our two dogs Gracie and Lyla. I love kindergarten and all the exploring, learning, and fun we get to have.

Amy Maloch.

K-2   Hello, my name is Amy Maloch. I have been teaching little ones since 2012. I love the students and parents at Center Valley. I received my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Southern Arkansas University and my Master of Arts in Teaching from Arkansas Tech University. My husband Ryan and I have three daughters; Marley Kate, Lydia, and Natalie. As a family, we enjoy going to church, going to our farm, and hanging out with our friends. We also love to travel to see our family in south Arkansas. My favorite hobbies are making crafts with my girls, shopping, and running. My dream has always been to be a teacher. I am so excited that I get to live it every day and make a difference in children’s education.

Alyson Ragsdale

K-4 My name is Alyson Ragsdale. I grew up in Russellville, Arkansas. I graduated from Russellville High School in 2012 and then I graduated with my degree in Early Childhood Education from Arkansas Tech University in 2016. I love to spend time with my husband, Ryan, and my two daughters, Gracelyn and Adalyn. One fun fact about me is that I played soccer for 14 years and I was a captain of the Lady Cyclones team who won state in 2012

Photo of Ashlynn Corbin

K-5   Hi! My name is Ashlynn Corbin. I am excited to be a kindergarten teacher at Center Valley Elementary. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith in 2020. Previously, I have spent time serving as a Title 1 tutor for Fort Smith public schools, but am glad to be back near my hometown, Dardanelle! I like to spend my free time baking, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.