age: 30 | Interventionist/ESL Instructor | Pleasant Grove Independent School District
Natalie Reeves is passionate about teaching children. For the past eight years, she has taught elementary students in the general education classroom, and this year, she will get to work with struggling learners, as well as ESL students. She enjoys building relationships with her students while teaching them. “Every child deserves to know someone cares about them. I also have a love for watching children learn and grow!” she explained.
Raising her son, Barrett, in a God-centered home with her husband, Malachi, is Natalie’s greatest personal accomplishment. When she’s not busy teaching students, Natalie enjoys hanging out with her family and friends while cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks, and she also enjoys crafting.
Best advice you’ve ever received:
“BE JOYFUL ALWAYS, PRAY CONTINUALLY, AND GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.” — 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-17
Completing her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and going back to grad school to obtain her certification in Educational Administration while having a newborn at home and working full-time is Natalie’s greatest professional achievement. She looks forward to making her way up the education administration ladder in the future.
A member of the Junior League of Texarkana, Natalie enjoys being able to give directly back to the community. This year, she will serve as the New Member Educator and will help grow the League. She is also involved in her church, First Baptist Church Texarkana, where she and Malachi volunteer in the pre-school department.
Name something about you that very few people know:
“In high school, I was a member of a youth choir, and we sang the National Anthem on the field of the San Diego Padres before a game.” ￼