Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 12, 2018
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Tami Edwards was recently named the new principal at Collegeville Elementary School in Bryant. She has spent the past six years as an assistant principal at Ida Burns Elementary School in Conway. Edwards is taking the position after former principal Katie Thomas died unexpectedly in April.

Impossible shoes

New elementary principal has difficult task ahead

Tami Edwards knows she has some impossible shoes to fill. Edwards, the new principal at Collegeville Elementary School in Bryant, was hired after former principal Katie Thomas died unexpectedly on April 14. “When I was first hired, I had some concerns just about how that would be received,” Edwards said. Edwards was originally hired at the Bryant School Board meeting in March as the assistant principal at Bethel Middle School. But aft... READ MORE

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