1st Grade Teachers

Ashten Wynn

Ashten Wynn

Hello! I received my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Arkansas Tech University. I have been teaching since 2014. I am a certified English as a Second Language teacher, National Board Certified and an Apple Teacher. I enjoy reading, doodling, and shooting my bow. I have the sweetest yellow lab named Oakley. I can hardly wait to teach your child this year!

Ceira Carpenter.

Ceira Whitted

Hello! I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Ouachita Baptist University in 2019. I began teaching first grade at Crawford in the fall of 2020. In 2022, I received an endorsement in Special Education: Resource Room. I live in Russellville with my husband and two cats, and I enjoy drinking coffee, hiking on Mt. Nebo, and listening to podcasts. I am so excited to begin a new year with an amazing group of first graders!

Xela McArthur.

Xela McArthur

I am very happy to work with both you and your child as part of our Crawford Team. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Linguistics with an emphasis in ASL interpreting and Speech Pathology. After graduation I was asked to come and work as a Deaf Ed teacher for my home school district. I found that I LOVED working in education and it changed the direction of my life. Over the last 22 years I have worked in serveral different roles in multiple schools, but eventually I went back and earned a Masters Degree in Teaching from Arkansas Tech. I have since added endorsements in both English as a Second Language, and Virtual Teaching to my license. This will be my 9th year at Crawford and I'm looking forward to the new challenges and adventures it will bring!


Marilu Ledesma

Hello, I am excited to be your child's teacher this school year! I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2020 and obtained my ESL endorsement in 2022. I am bilingual and enjoy baking, crafting, and spending time with my family. I'm married and have a baby boy named Levi as well as two dogs, Milo and Pepper. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow alongside your child.