TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arkansas School District has named Jessica Bilbo as their teacher of the year.
Bilbo is currently the library media specialist at Harmony Leadership Academy, and has 14 years of experience with TASD.
As the library media specialist of Harmony Leadership Academy, Bilbo strives to provide a library that is engaging and transformative. Bilbo coordinates with teachers to provide research classes that offer an enrichment of classroom curriculum, and has presented professional development sessions on research and technology at both the state and local level.
“I believe that all students should have access to books that will create lifelong readers and critical thinkers,” Bilbo said.
Bilbo received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Master’s of Education in Library Media and Information from Southern Arkansas University. While attending, she was a member of the President‘s Ambassadors and Alpha Sigma Alpha. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, who is a Harmony Leadership Academy student.
Jessica Bilbo is the current President of the Alpha Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and a member of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media. She is a faithful parishioner of Hardy United Methodist Church, where she leads the HIS Kids Choir.