Kathy Brantley, a first-grade teacher at Quitman Elementary School, and Val Harp, a first-grade
teacher at Hackett Elementary School, were recently named as the 2018 Arkansas Rural Education Association’s Teachers of the Year. The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have sponsored the Rural Teacher of the Year Award since 2004.
Brantley and Harp each were presented with a crystal apple award and a check for $1,000 from the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.
Nominations for Teacher of the Year are vetted by the state’s 15 educational cooperatives, which then submit a finalist for each educational
cooperative district to the Arkansas Rural Education Association for consideration.