Jeanine Humphrey, NBCT
Literacy Coach & Science Specialist
London Elementary School

I received my Teaching National Board
Certification in 2006.

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My Family: Logan (son), Lauren (daughter), Jeanine, Jeff (husband)

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May 2009: my Son, Logan Graduated from RHS.
My Dad and Mom, George and Martha

My name is Jeanine Humphrey. I have taught for 22 years in Russellville, Arkansas. I did my undergraduate work in Elementary Ed. at Arkansas Tech University. Recently, I earned my Literacy Coach Certificate from UALR and a Masters in Reading. I am also a National Board Certified Middle Childhood Generalist. I have taught fourth grade at Oakland Heights Elementary School for 12 years and 6th grade Science at Russellville Middle School for 5 years. I have been the Focus Teacher for Dwight and London Elementary for 3 years. Currently, I am the Literacy Coach, (Focus Teacher) and Science Specialist at London Elementary School for the past 2 years.

My husband is the Assistant Chief of Police at Russellville Police Department, in Russellville, Arkansas. In addition to all of my London Elementary children, Jeff and I have 2 children- Logan, and Lauren, ages 20 & 17 & two dogs, Sandy and Buddy.

My official title in Focus Teacher, which is a synonym for Lead Teacher, Literacy Coach, and many other titles too numerous to list. I am also the Science Specialist for London Elementary... In other words, I wear LOTS of hats.

In addition to my work at my FANTASTIC school, London Elementary, I am a site-based state trainer in Arkansas’s balanced literacy programs, ELLA and ELF, and I have earned my Literacy Coaching Specialists Certificate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy program of study.

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The Russellville School District serves over 5,100 students and ranks 17th in school district size for the state of Arkansas. All schools are accredited by the North Central Association and have exceeded the standards as defined and measured by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Home to the Russellville Cyclones (athletics), the Pride of Russellville (music), and the Russellville School District has one of the most comprehensive academic programs in the state. The school district is comprised of six elementary schools for grades K-4 located throughout the community, a middle grades campus for grades 5-7, junior high campus for students in grades 8th and 9th, and a high school campus for grades 10-12.

Focused upon excellence for all students, the Russellville School District is a two-time Blue Ribbon District designation as one of the top 30% of the school districts in the US from Expansion Management Magazine’s annual “Education Quotient” school rankings. Only three other school districts in Arkansas received this honor.

Russellville students traditionally score above the 50th percentile of all students on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). One student for every 16.25 who participates qualifies as a National Merit Semifinalist. This ratio is one of the highest in the state and compares favorably with top quality school systems throughout the nation.

More than 50% of our high school graduates enroll in programs of higher education each year. The average ACT score is 23.4, which is above the state average for this exam. Russellville also boasts of more National Board Certified Teachers than any other school district in Arkansas.

In cooperation with Arkansas Tech University, an Outstanding High School Program is offered to provide qualified high school students (grades 9-12) the opportunity to earn college credit by attending the university during the summer while enrolled in high school.

For more information about the Russellville School District contact the administrative office at 212 West Tenth Street, P. O. Box 928, Russellville, AR 72811, Telephone: 479-968-1306.

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
-Albert Einstein