Special Services

More information will be coming soon regarding the special services offered at NWACA.

Mrs. Pomietlo, Speech Language Pathologist

Ms. Sassman, K-12 Special Education

Mrs. Williams, Special Education Aide

Ms. Hamer, Math Special Education and 504

Mrs. Higgins, Dyslexia and Reading Intervention

Ms. Sassman

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.

Contact: msassman@responsiveed.com

Mrs. Williams

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.

Ms. Hamer

I attended Oral Roberts University and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education. I taught elementary, junior high and high school in two Oklahoma school districts, Camden Public Schools and at Old High Middle School in Bentonville. This is my sixth year teaching at the Classical Academy. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, baking, and playing piano.

Contact: jhamer@responsiveed.com

Mrs. Pomietlo

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.

Contact: spomietlo@responsiveed.com

Mrs. Higgins

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.

Contact: rhiggins@responsiveed.com