Contact Bethany at joyfulleaders@gmail.com


Bethany is a teacher who is currently serving as an administrator. During her 23 years in education, she taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grades. She was a curriculum/academic coach for 3 years, an assistant principal in an K-4 building for 5 years, a principal in a P-4 building for 5 years, and is currently serving as an assistant principal in a P-4 building. All of her service has been in the Cabot School District in Cabot, Arkansas. 


Look for the hashtag on Twitter!

Bethany is the founder of #JoyfulLeaders, a movement on Twitter devoted to trending positivity in the education profession. Follow her Facebook Page, Inspiration for Educators to receive resources and positivity in education.

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Bethany is the one of the originators of #EduAr, a Twitter chat focused on various topics in education. The chat takes place Thursdays at 8:30 cst.


Central Elementary, where Bethany served as lead learner, became the very first Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey model campus. Since the summer of 2016, many more schools have jumped on the Energy Bus!

Venturing out into Speaking Engagements

Over the last two years, I have reflected on my passions of joyful leadership, school culture, social emotional learning, and adult learning. People have contacted me for various speaking opportunities like keynotes, conference sessions, and professional learning for educators. I have decided to step out of my comfort zone and place my toes in the water!

Speaking Engagement Topics

For more information, email Bethany at joyfulleaders@gmail.com.

Transparent Walls: Using Social Media to Brand Your School

Cultivating a Culture of Purpose and Positivity

Unpacking the Invisible Backpack of Kids and Teachers

Misbehaving, or Misunderstood: Digging Deep Down to the WHY Behind Disruptive Behaviors