Students in fifth grade will embark on new science standards with a strong emphasis on technology and engineering. Science instruction includes analyzing research, making claims, and providing reasoning. In addition to reading and writing, students participate in collaborative learning through labs and hands-on projects. Field trips enhance science learning by allowing students to encounter phenomena in our world.



JulieAnn Hilton

I have been teaching since 2000. I have a Master's Degree in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, and I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. I am certified to teach Pre-K through eighth grade, and I am currently pursuing a K-12th grade certification in ESL.  I enjoy spending time with my two children, playing the piano and violin, and reading in my spare time.


Aaron Lensing

I am excited to teach your children Science this year! I graduated from Arkansas Tech University with my Master of Art in Teaching degree in 2015. I began my teaching career in the Russellville School District in 2015 here at RIS. 

I love to be outdoors and to be with family.


Hunter Ellis

My name is Hunter Ellis. I was born and raised in Russellville. I went through Russellville School District and studied at Arkansas Tech University. I played volleyball for Arkansas Tech and graduated in 2019. My husband and I have been married for 3 years .  This will be my 4th year at RSD, but my first year to teach 5th grade. I am so excited to be a part of RIS and to work with the students. I have a passion to teach children and to make a difference In their lives. 


Freda Martin

I began my career in education in January of 1980. I have been with the Russellville School District for 21 years. My career path has been one that I love, enjoy, and feel blessed to have chosen.

I love reading and spending time with my family and my grandkids.