Degrees and Certifications:
Associate of Arts – Cowley County Community College; Arkansas City, KS (1974-1976) Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education/Special Education; Emporia State University; Emporia, KS (1976-1978) Master of Science – Masters in Special Education; Pittsburg State University; Pittsburg, KS (1984-1986)
Sharla Heltzel, Director of Curriculum
My name is Sharla Heltzel and my title at Gravette Schools is the Curriculum Director. I am starting my 38th year in the education field. I began my career in education at Topeka, KS teaching 3 years in a special education classroom. In 1981, I taught special education at the Quapaw School District, at Quapaw, OK and continued at Quapaw for a total of 29 years. Other positions while at Quapaw were: Special Education Coop Director for 3 school districts, elementary principal, school psychologist, title program coordinator, and professional development coordinator. I retired from Oklahoma in 2012 and was hired at Gravette to be the special education director for the past 4 years.
It is my desire to help students strive to be the very best that they can be. I enjoy being a part of a team that is highly professional and works together to develop the best education program at Gravette.