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Meet the Director

My name is Alyson Harris, and I will be the Director of eStem East Village Elementary when it opens in July. I started with eStem, as a teacher, in 2010 and have since served as Title 1 Coordinator and Assistant Director of eStem Elementary Downtown. I love working with eStem students, teachers, and families, and I look forward to getting to work with you and your child! 

At eStem, our school culture is created by our values and our heart. We believe that our culture is the foundation of our school. We promise each morning to use our values to help us make good choices.

Establishing this culture paves the way for learning. We create classroom communities that treat each child as an individual. Our teachers are creative, caring, and committed to your child's success. We strive to use the best teaching practices to reach each student and work together to do what's best for our students and our school.

Where are the East Village Campuses located? 

The new Elementary and Junior High campuses are located on Shall Street right across the street from Heifer International. (We encourage you to drive by and look at the progress)

Are these new schools taking the place of the current downtown buildings? 

No, these new schools are in addition to the current downtown buildings. We will now have two (2) elementary schools and two (2) junior high schools. We will still have one (1) high school that will remain on the UALR campus.

If one of my children is accepted to attend the new campus will all siblings attend the same campus? 

If you accept the seat for one of your children to attend the East Village Campus, all siblings must also attend the East Village Campus. We cannot separate elementary and junior high siblings between campuses.

How many students will be housed in the new buildings?

For the first year the new elementary school will house approximately 750 students and the junior high will house approximately 350. These campuses will continue to grow to max capacity of 864 and 450 students respectfully by the year 2025.

Will the class sizes be similar to the current building? 

Yes, class sizes will be the same in the Downtown and East Village Schools.

Will there be a difference in curriculum, class offerings, programs, activities etc.? 

No, we anticipate creating environments that are extremely similar to the current schools. Curriculum, programs, activities etc., will all be the same.

Other Questions? please email Rebecca.cleveland@estemschools.org. 

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