Meet the Second-Grade Teachers

Amber BeattyMy name is Amber Beatty and I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2006. Oakland Heights has been my teaching home since 2007.   I am a National Board Certified Teacher. I’ve discovered that my heart belongs in second grade. Teaching my students that they are all capable of success is my number one goal.

My name is Anne Goemmer. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2003, and received my master's degree in elementary education in 2007. I have been teaching at Oakland since 2004. I taught first grade for five years before I began teaching first and second grades in a looping cycle, which means that I have the privilege of teaching the same students for two years.

Tammy JanssenMy name is Tammy Janssen. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University. I have been teaching at Oakland since 2009.  My goal as a teacher is to reach the whole child through academic support as well as meet their social and emotional needs.

Ben LeavellMy name is Ben Leavell. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. After working in retail for ten years, I decided to pursue a career in education. I returned to ATU and received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 2014. My internship was completed at Oakland Heights, where I was also a substitute teacher for three long-term leaves and then worked as an instructional aide.  I am proud to be a part of the Oakland Heights team. My goal for the students is to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue in life.