Meet the 3rd Grade Teachers

3A   Hello, my name is Kimberly Nettles and I started at Center Valley in 2019. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina in 2012 and have been teaching since. I taught in North and South Carolina before moving to Russellville with my family in April of 2019. My husband is an engineer at the nuclear plant. I have a son named Landon who was born in 2018 and a chocolate lab named Bailey. My family and I enjoy hiking, fishing, and traveling! I am so excited to be teaching at Center Valley and cannot wait to have an amazing school year!

3C   My name is Kimberly Bates. I am a 2002 graduate of Arkansas Tech University. I have a bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Before having children, I taught first grade at Waldron Elementary School. I came back to teaching after 12 years of being a stay at home mom. During that time, I babysat several children in my home and was a substitute teacher for a year and a half. I have been married to my wonderful husband Jason since 2001. We have two children, Natalie and Alex. We stay busy watching them both play soccer, and Natalie is on the Cross Country team.Mrs. Bates
3D   Hello, my name is Madeline Fike. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been  teaching at Center Valley since 2015. When I'm not working, I enjoy watching movies, cleaning, playing with my dogs, Cheerio & Gizmo, and spending time with family and friends. I also love to listen to music, no matter what genre it is!

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