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Denise Hitcher's Profile


Denise Hitcher

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About Me

Educational History:

  • Mulberry High School 1991
  • University Center at Westark Community College 1996

Degrees and Certifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • Middle School endorsement in Social Studies
  • Kindergarten endorsement

Professional Development:

  • See My Thinking: A New Approach to Science Noteboooking
  • What I Wish I'd Known My First Years - and then some (k-12)
  • Planning for New Science Standards: K-12 Intro To Three Dimensional Learning
  • Arkansas History - Crystal Bridges Tour
  • Website Training and developing

Current Position:

  • 1996 -1997 Title One reading specialist
  • 1997-1998 Kindergarten teacher
  • 1998-2009 regular education self contained 4th grade classroom
  • 2010-2012 regular education/Inclusion classroom - 4th grade
  • 2013-2014 4th grade math (departmentalized)
  • 2015 4th grade math and science (team teaching)
  • 2015-2016 4th grade science and social studies

Previous Position:

I was a CSM at the Walmart Super Center on Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith for three years. I also substitue taught as I worked my way through college. Plus, my horses/barrel racing paid for much of my college needs.

Family Information:

I married my husband, Buck Hitcher, on June 26, 2004. We have two boys. Logan is 8 years old and will be in third grade this year at Ozark. Levi is 6 years old and will be starting kindergarten at Ozark this year. We live on the edge of my dad's farm in Mulberry. We have cattle, horses, goats, dogs and cats. Our main passion, outside of school, is rodeoing. The boys and I spend many hours in the practice arena working on their events.

Personal Information:

My husband and I haul our boys all over the place going to Junior Rodeos. Both boys run barrels, poles, flags, and goats. The goal is to qualify them for the Little Britches National Finals in July of each year.

When we are not rodeing, we love to take road trips, visit amusement parks, and go swimming and hiking.

If I get any solo time I love to read.

Denise Hitcher

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