Degrees and Certifications:
Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science Special Education Certification K-12
Mrs. Beth Raines
Beth Raines is beginning her 22nd year as an educator and her 21st year in the Alma School District. She attended Alma School district 1st grade - 12th grade - class of "79". Beth has an Associate of Arts degree from Westark Community College in Fort Smith, a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Tech, and Special Education Certification K-12 from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. She owned/operated a Child Care facility and taught preschool for 10 years previous to her working as an educator at Mulberry School District. In her past 21 years at Alma School District, she taught 5 years Special Education in the Partially Self Contained classroom at Alma Intermediate, 13 years teaching Special Education Inclusion/Co-Teaching in 3rd grade at Alma Intermediate School, and the 4 past years teaching Special Education in a Partially Self Contained classroom at Alma High School. Beth is currently helping Job Coach for the PSC classroom and provide Pre-Employment Transition Services as per the Workforce and Opportunity Act through a structured program known as Opportunities for Work Based Learning or OWL. Beth has been married to her husband James for 11 years and has 3 children. Her sons Brent and Nick Carter attended Alma schools. Brent's wife Larisa works at the Intermediate school. Their 2 sons, Damon and Ryan Carter, attend Alma High School. Her son Nick and his wife Lauren live in Van Buren. One of Nick's sons, Tanner Carter, attends Alma Intermediate school. Landon, another son will attend an Alma Primary. Nick also has a step-son Bryson and a step-daughter Hayli that attend school in Van Buren. Nick and Lauren have a month and a half old daughter that was born in June. Her name is Emma Kate. Beth's step-daughter Kristen lives in Sallisaw with her mother. Beth and James have 2 other young men that are brothers, that are currently living with them. They have guardianship of them at this time, their names are Tristen and Tyler. One is a past student and the other will be at the high school this year.