The Dardanelle School District Board of Directors, at the recommendation of Phillip Young, superintendent of schools, hired Shawn Hettinga as principal of Dardanelle Primary School at the regularly scheduled March board meeting.
Hettinga is the current District Curriculum and Technology Administrator and is an Arkansas Tech University and University of Central Arkansas alumnus. She has served in a number of capacities over her fifteen years in education, including working as a current adjunct instructor for the College of Leadership and Learning at Arkansas Tech University. Hettinga's experience also includes a number of extracurricular programs in the River Valley where she has acted as a school counselor and an English teacher.
Hettinga is excited to serve the school community and to continue the Sand Lizard culture of excellence.