Julia Lipscomb has been an elementary school teacher at Arkansas Connections Academy (ARCA) since 2017. Ms. Lipscomb earned her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She has been teaching since 2013.
“I come from a family of educators, so teaching is in my blood. My first job was as an after-school-care teacher at an elementary school, and every job I had after that was with children, from preschool teacher, to day-care worker, to children’s ministry director. I have a passion for learning myself, which fuels my love for teaching, especially the younger elementary grades.”
Ms. Lipscomb feels that the benefit to online schooling is that she is able to focus her teaching on the specific areas in which each student is struggling or succeeding without stalling the progress or teaching over the head of anyone else. She loves being able to individualize learning in a way that seemed nearly impossible within the traditional classroom.
“I feel that ARCA gives each student the ability to reach their own capacity for learning, without the direct comparison to or distraction of other students. There is a lot more direct communication. Instead of one teacher speaking to a classroom full of students where anyone can fly under the radar, there is one-on-one communication and accountability. Each child is unique and deserves a unique education tailored to fit their needs. Arkansas Connections Academy provides just that.”
When she is not teaching, Ms. Lipscomb enjoys spending time with her family. They love to play games, play sports, bake and decorate cakes, and spend time with extended family who live all over the United States.
Each child is unique and deserves a unique education tailored to fit their needs. Arkansas Connections Academy provides just that.