First Grade

Meet Mrs. Barfield

My name is Anita Barfield and I am a first grade teacher at Vandervoort Elementary. I received my Associate of Arts Degree at Rich Mountain Community College and my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Henderson State University. This school year will be my 26th year in education and my 6th year at Vandervoort Elementary.

My favorite thing about teaching is watching my former students grow and learn. I have had the honor of seeing my former students become educators as well. I have even had the privilege of working with a couple.

I have lived in Gilham, Arkansas with my husband, Bill for 39 years. We have 1 daughter who is also an elementary teacher. We have two fantastic grandchildren who attend Cossatot River High School and Wickes Elementary. I enjoy reading, cooking, vacationing at the beach, and spending time with my beautiful family.

I look forward to working with you and your child this new school year.

Meet Mrs. Smith!

My name is Vickie Smith and I teach first grade at Vandervoort Elementary for Cossatot River School District. This is my fourth year at VES and I love teaching first grade. Before coming to CRSD I worked for Smithville Public School for 38 years. I have retired from Oklahoma to teach in Arkansas.

I have been married for 41 years. I have 2 kids, 3 grand kids, and I great-granddaughter. I love horses and our 3 German Shepherds. I graduated high school at Hatfield, and received my teaching degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State College. I am proud to be a Cossatot River Eagle.

Lots of fun learning activities that families can do from home.