My name is Denise Roberts.  I've taught 22 years at the following; Southside, Hugh Goodwin, Holy Redeemer Catholic School, Barton/Rodgers, Washington Middle School, Retta Brown, Adult Education at SouthArk, and Children's Summer Library Program at Barton Public Library.  I received the 2008 Teacher Excellence Award for Elementary Schools in El Dorado.  I treat my students like I want my grandchildren's teachers to treat them. Having them want to be here is the first step in educating them.

     I became a teacher because I did not like school. I want to be the kind of teacher who makes students want to be at school.  This year I want the parents to know that your children / you are important to me. If I can help you in anyway, don't hesitate to ask. 

 “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”

―Walter Cronkite