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Cara Witherspoon

Special Education Supervisor

Cara Witherspoon is beginning her thirty-fifth year as a special educator in the Alma School District. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a degree in Recreation and Parks Administration, Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation and the University of Arkansas with a Master of Education. She also has a building principal licensure from Arkansas Tech University and Curriculum Program Administrator (special education) from Harding University. She started her teaching career in special education as a teacher at the Alma Primary School for 16 years, then as Assistant Special Education Administrator for 10 years and is beginning her ninth year as Special Education Director in Alma. Cara has been married for 40 years and has one daughter who graduated from Alma.

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Shannon Thomasson

Assistant Special Education Director

Shannon Thomasson is beginning her 31st year as an educator and starting her 21st year in the Alma School District. She has lived all but ten years as a resident of Alma, attended Alma Schools, and graduated from Alma High School. Shannon has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech University, and additional licensure in the area of Special Education and Curriculum from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Shannon has taught Kindergarten and all core subjects in middle level special education as an inclusion and resource teacher and is a Program Administrator. She has served as a special education designee, elementary assistant principal and middle school assistant principal. Shannon is currently our Assistant Special Education Director and 504 coordinator for the district. Shannon has been married for 26 years and has two children, both in Alma graduates.