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Ashley Silzell

Elementary Principal

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About Me

Educational History:

I graduated from Wickes High School in Wickes, Arkansas. I attended Southern Arkansas University where I obtained both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I just recently finished my ESOL certification through Central Arkansas University. 

Degrees and Certifications:

College History 

  • Southern Arkansas University 2009-2012 Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education 
  • Southern Arkansas University 2015-2017 Master’s Degree in Building Level Administration P-12/Curriculum P-12
  • Central Arkansas University 2021-2022 Certification in ESOL K-12


  • Early Childhood Education P-4
  • Building Level Administrator P-12
  • Curriculum Specialist P-12
  • Art K-12
  • ESOL K-12

Professional Development:

  • Steve Spangler STEM
  • LETRS -Science of Reading
  • Journeys 
  • Saxon Math and Phonics
  • 2 ALICE
  • Pam Hinckley
  • Cultural Trainings
  • CPR
  • Haggrety
  • 6 week STEM
  • Phonics Dance
  • 4 Cara Carroll

Current Position:

This is my first year as an administrator. I am excited and feel so blessed to have this opportunity. I look forward to an amazing year at Thackerville Elementary.  

Previous Position:

  • I taught PreK in Arkansas my first year of teaching.
  • I taught 1st Grade for 6 years at Broken Bow Independent School District.
  • I taught K-5th Grade for 4 summers with the Choctaw Nation Summer School Program.
  • I taught Art for 3 years to 7th – 12th Grades.
  • I have worked with English Language Learners from 7 different cultures. 

Family Information:

I have been married to my husband Kristopher for 10 years. I have 3 sons, Nathan, Benjamin, and Asher. My oldest son Nathan  graduated from high school in 2022. He joined the Air Force. My middle son is in 2nd Grade at Thackerville Elementary. My youngest son is in 1st Grade at Thackerville Elementary. 

Personal Information:

During my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, and swimming with my family.

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