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Faculty and Staff

Andy Hawkins

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Andy Hawkins has been with South Arkansas Christian School since the 2006 school year.  He was selected at that time to teach the 5th and 6th grade classes.  He was selected as the Headmaster beginning the 2010 school year.

Andy serves as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Buckner, AR.  His wife is Monica and they have three grown children, three beautiful granddaughters, and two handsome grandsons.

Office Manager

Monica Hawkins

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Monica has been with us since July of 2010.  She is working hard as the Office manager/Secretary.  Monica brings with her many years of secretarial experience, as well as, a love for working with children.  Monica's pleasant disposition makes her a perfect fit into the SACS family.

Monica is the wife of Andy and has three grown children and three beautiful granddaughters and two handsome grandsons, who really love their Grams.

Kindergarten Teacher

Mattie Pickens

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This is Mrs. Pickens' first year with SACS, but she is no stranger to the classroom.  Mrs. Pickens has 40 years of teaching experience and most of it has been teaching Kindergarten.

1st-2nd Grade

Marilyn Martin

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Marilyn Martin has been with us since August of 2014.  Mrs. Martine has a great deal of teaching experience that is not only beneficial to her classroom, but our other teachers as well. 

3rd-4th Grade Teacher

Alicia Turner

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Mrs. Alicia Turner has been with us since August of 2009 and does a wonderful job with the children.  She is a fine Christian example for the children and loves them all.  She is the wife of Mike Turner who is pastor at First Baptist in Stamps, and is the mother of 5 wonderful young men.  We are so blessed to have her with us here at South Arkansas Christian School.

Here are some other important things to know about Mrs. Turner:

Birthday:  July 31     Anniversary:  August 6   Spouse's Name:  Mike Turner

Mrs. Turner's favorites:

  • Color:  Pink or any bright color
  • Food:  Shrimp-cooked any way
  • Snack:  Popcorn
  • Drink:  Coke
  • Restaurant:  Red Lobster
  • Candle Scent:  Apple Cinnamon
  • Book(s):  Anything by Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury or C. S. Lewis
  • Hobby:  Reading and playing games
  • Store:  Lifeway
  • Perfume, Lotion, etc.:  Allergic to most perfumes, but enjoy lotions from Bath & Body Works

Middle - High school English/Literature Teacher

Lauren Thompson

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Lauren Thompson has been with us since Januraly of 2015.  Lauren not only teaches English and Literature, but also teaches a drama, speech, and debate class.  Lauren has been a vauable addition to SACS.  She also helps with our yearbook and transporting students to and from Texarkana.

Middle - High School Bible/History

Bobby Beaird

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Bobby Beaird has been with us since August of 2011.  Bobby served as the 7-12 grade Counselor and History teacher at Bradley High School for 40 years. He finished high school in El Dorado, graduated from Southern Arkansas University in 1971 with a B.S.E. in History and Social Studies, and went on to graduate from Henderson State University in 1975, with his Masters in secondary school counseling. He lives with his wife and two children near Walnut Hill, out from Bradley, and he and his family belong to Bradley Baptist Church. He retired from public education in May, 2011, but stated that he wasn’t ready to leave the classroom and felt that South Arkansas Christian School was the place he would like to teach after retirement.  Bobby will be teaching History and Bible in the middle, junior, and senior high school, as well as, assisting students in preparation for college and career.

Here are some other important things to know about Bro. Bobby:

Birthday: January 15 Anniversary: June 10 Spouse's Name: Jane Beaird

Bro. Bobby's favorites:

  • Color: Blue
  • Food: Catfish
  • Snack: Spudnuts
  • Drink: Coke
  • Restaurant: Ole Feed House
  • Candle Scent: Lavender
  • Book(s): George Washington's War
  • Hobby: Woodwork - building furniture
  • Store: Home Depot




Math and Sceince Teacher

Heather Anderson

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We are thankful to have Mrs. Anderson back with us at SACS.  Mrs. Anderson taught here previously, but took some time off with to spend raising her first child.  Mrs. Anderosn is a very skilled math and science teacher and is a wonderful asset to SACS.

High School Science and Math

Mike Turner

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Bro. Mike Turner has been with us since August of 2013.  He teaches senior high math and sciences. We are very thankful to have Bro. Mike as part of the SACS family.

Pastor at First Baptist of Stamps for 12 years.  His wife is Alicia our 3rd and 4th grade teacher and he has 5 sons.

He has a masters in Theology and Education with emphasis in mathematics and science.  He has taught at Stamps High School, Central Baptist College, Pensacola Christian College, and Southern Arkansas University.