My name is Karla Byrne. I thoroughly enjoy being a Literacy Specialist with the DeQueen Mena Education Service Cooperative! I have the privilege of working in the office with two of the best literacy specialists and in the schools with teachers who are making a difference in the lives of students daily.
My journey to this destination started 35 years ago at JoAnn Walters Elementary School in Dierks. I spent 22 years in sixth grade, one year in third grade, and the last ten years of my career there as the elementary school principal. Throughout my tenure with elementary school, literacy was a priority for me. I have seen many changes in this arena and know that many more are coming. This is an exciting time to be in the field of education and I look forward to assisting others as changes are implemented. If there is anything I can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact me.
I live in Dierks with my husband and our dog. We have been blessed with three outstanding children. We have two grandchildren, Easton and Oakley, who fill our days with joy untold. I enjoy spending as much time with my family as possible. Reading and baking are two of my favorite pastimes.