Ms. Sassman is the special education teacher for grades K-12. This is Ms. Sassman’s 5th year teaching with Responsive education. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education for grades preschool-4th through John Brown University. She also earned her Master’s in Science for Special Education grades K-12 through Arkansas State University. Outside of school, Ms. Sassman enjoys camping, swimming, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and her two dogs Mila and Malcolm.
Mrs. Williams earned a Bachelors of Science in Child Development. She has worked with children with special needs for the last four years in various roles. This will be her first year in a classroom. She is excited to help children grow and succeed. Mrs. Williams enjoys reading, spending time with family, and outdoor activities.
Mrs. Sarah Pomietlo is the Speech Language Pathologist at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy. This is Mrs. Pomietlos third year with Responsive Education, and her 6th year as a Speech Language Pathologist. Previously, she has worked at a private pediatric clinic, and completed her internship at Cooper Elementary in Bentonville, Arkansas. She earned her Bachelor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Hardin Simmons University, and her Master’s in Science of Speech Language Pathology from Northeastern State University. In August, Mrs. Pomietlo and her husband, Chad, celebrated 9 years of marriage. Together they have two sons, Rivers and Micah who both attend a local Montessori school. Outside of school, Mrs. Pomietlo enjoys everything Bentonville has to offer, including walking and biking to the local square, farmers markets, and hiking adventures as a family.
Mrs. Higgins’ is in her third year with Responsive Education and her fourth year teaching. She is the campus Dyslexia Specialist and Reading Interventionist. Previously, she taught at Bentonville Public Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas, and her Master’s at University of Oklahoma. Last October, Mrs. Higgins and her husband, Casey, will celebrate 10 years of marriage. Together they have two daughters, Vivian and Meredith. Vivian is in fourth grade and Meredith is in first grade. Outside of school, Mrs. Higgins enjoys hiking, reading, travelling, and yoga.