On Tuesday, July 9, first grade Hackett Elementary teacher Val Harp received her Teacher of the Year. – See related story
The award was presented to Harp during the Arkansas Rural Education Association (AREA) conference in Eureka Springs. Rob Rodel, Corporate Communications Manager for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, presented Harp with a crystal apple and a check for $1000.
The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas sponsor the teacher of the year award each year. Hackett Elementary Principal Tura Bailey said “we are extremely proud of Mrs. Harp and her accomplishment as Teacher of the Year! We are very blessed to have her on our team! Congratulations Mrs. Harp! Great things are happening at Hackett Elementary!”