Shawn Hettinga has been an educator for ten years, and she was raised in the Ozark Mountains. When she graduated high school, she traveled to Arkansas Tech University where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and Early Childhood Education. She taught 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade English students while earning her Master's in Teaching degree from University of Central Arkansas. Later, she earned her Master's in Counseling and Leadership from Arkansas Tech University while serving as a 6th-12th grade school counselor. Now, she is a K-2 school counselor at Dardanelle Primary School and seeking an Education Specialist degree from Arkansas Tech University.
Shawn is married to a baseball coach, is mother to two young children, and has two Labradors at home. She enjoys reading, going to flea markets, the farmer's market, snow days, and trying new restaurants with her family.
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