Special Populations Teacher
Master’s Degree, Curriculum and Instruction, LaGrange College;
Bachelor’s Degree, Elementary Education, Troy University
Krystal Anderson is a special populations teacher who began teaching in 2015 and joined
Arkansas Connections Academy in 2020. She’s big on communication and enjoys
helping students reach their goals.
Why I Became a Teacher
I became a teacher because I realized I didn’t want to follow the nursing path, which
was my dad’s idea. I always loved kids, and once I began pursuing a degree in
education, I knew it was the place for me.
The Online School Experience at Arkansas
Arkansas Connections Academy prepares students by ensuring the lines of communication are
strong. Students are given individualized support and the opportunity to be themselves,
without the pressures of a traditional classroom.
All our teachers, administrators, parents, and students make our school community special.
There’s a certain uniqueness that’s genuine. I love the connections I’m
making with the families.
Students are given individualized support and the
opportunity to be themselves, without the pressures of a traditional classroom.
— Ms. Anderson
The Benefits of K‒12 Online Learning
The benefit to teaching online is that I need to think outside the box. I get to be creative
when communicating and teaching.
Hobbies and Interests
I love cooking new recipes, the outdoors, and true crime everything (podcast, documentaries,