Meet our Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Mullins

Lisa Mullins

Hi, I am so excited to be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year. I have been teaching for 20 years, 19 in Kindergarten. I graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2000. I have my National Board certification and endorsed in English as a Second Language. I love spending time with my family, camping, jeeping, and my 2 dogs. I became a Nana for the first time this summer. I look forward to a fantastic school year with your children. I know you are going to love Crawford as much as I do.

Mrs. Sweeney

Kourtney Sweeney

Hi, I am extremely happy to be your child’s kindergarten teacher this school year. In December 2014, I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Arkansas Tech University. This 2021/2022 school year will be my seventh year teaching at Crawford Elementary. My favorite things include church, spending time with my family and teaching your children! I am excited to make this year the best year yet! #eaglepride

Lauren McCullough



Hello there! I graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I have taught first grade before and now teach kindergarten and love every minute of it! I love to make learning fun and maybe even a little competitive! Animals are one of my favorite things to teach about in the classroom! I love my home of Russellville where I get to be with my husband, Brett, and two awesome dogs, Pinky and Hudson! I like to go on adventures! I love doing escape rooms, playing with my dogs, and going shopping! I love to learn new skills in the kitchen and really enjoy cooking! I am looking forward to a great year with Kindergarten to see how the students will grow in reading, writing, and math!

Pam Pilgram-Smith

Pam Pilgram-Smith M. Ed.

Creating a community of 5 year olds that supports learning experiences and positive relationships is a job I treasure. I have taught for 29 years and look forward to each school day, knowing that I get to teach kindergarten. Crawford Elementary is THE place to be, and I am proud to be a part of it's outstanding school culture.