Meet Our Faculty

Everyone Grows With Friendship

Kazmira Davis

KDG ES Teacher

One of our Kindergarten teachers, Ms. Davis comes to Friendship Aspire Academy from Alabama with nine years of teaching experience. She has a degree in Human Science from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and is currently seeking a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Davis loves her time at church, being with family and shopping. Her favorite foods are salmon, asparagus and Mexican.

Paige Gantar

PE / Health

Joining us from New Orleans, LA, Ms. Gantar is our Special Area Teacher. She has a Masters Degree in Health Science from the University of Central Arkansas. Ms. Gantar loves sports, outdoor fun, cooking, traveling, music and spending time with family. She loves ALL food but particularly Thai cuisine.

Raffinee’ Henderson

1st Grade ES Teacher

Ms. Henderson joins Friendship Aspire Academy in Grade 1 with five years of teaching experience, and a degree from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. Her favorite subject to teach is Math. She also enjoys cycling, shopping, learning new technology and cleaning her house. Ms. Henderson’s favorite food is shrimp and grits!

Keiosha Jones

Parapro

One of our Paraprofessional Educators, Ms. Jones joins us with over three years of experience in education, and a degree in Human Development. She enjoys listening to music, and spending time with family. Her favorite food is fried chicken!

Tonisha Jones

KDG ES Teacher

Ms. Jones is one of our Kindergarten teachers. She studied Psychology at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and received her Masters Degree from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Ms. Jones enjoys scrapbooking and cooking. Her favorite food is Chicken Spaghetti. Fun fact - Ms. Jones is the youngest of fourteen children!

LaTreshia Linsy

KDG ES Teacher

Another of our Kindergarten teachers. Ms. Linsy is a graduate of University of Arkansas Monticello where she studied Psychology. She enjoys all sports but especially basketball, and also coaches cheerleading. Ms. Linsy is a life-long learner with an open mind to dig deeper on any new information that comes her way. Her favorite food is pizza.

Rolonda Murry

Parapro

Ms. Murry joins Friendship Aspire Academy as one of our Paraprofessional Educators. She has over five years of teaching experience, and received her degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. Ms. Murry loves spending time with family, shopping and Netflix! She is the proud mother of two “preemie” babies. Her favorite foods are fried chicken and bacon.

Brianna Reynolds

KDG ES Teacher

Ms. Reynolds studied Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, and received her Masters Degree from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. She has been a teacher for four years, and is one of our Kindergarten teachers at Friendship Aspire Academy. Ms. Reynolds enjoys reading, shopping and playing video games with her son. Her favorite food is seafood.

Mary Taylor

SPED Teacher

Our dedicated Special Education teacher, Ms. Taylor brings over eighteen years of special education experience to our school. She studied at the University of Central Arkansas and has a Masters of Education in reading/literacy. Ms. Taylor loves gardening, hiking, reading and swimming. Her favorite food is Mexican.

Sharon Tyson

1st Grade ES Teacher

Ms. Tyson comes to Friendship Aspire Academy with six years of teaching experience and is thrilled to be teaching Grade 1. A graduate of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Sharon enjoys drawing, shopping and Dr. Seuss! Ms. Tyson’s favorite food is Chicken Spaghetti.