Mission and Vision
The mission of ACRES is to develop goal-oriented, problem-solving, critical-thinking individuals who are prepared for a world that does not yet exist and have the tools to help shape what it will become.
Our desire for students
We want students at ACRES to be curious, find what they love, love learning, and ultimately do something that matters.
Learn by doing; do something because it matters to you.
Lauren McDaniel-Carter has been in education for 11 years. She is a Jonesboro native with a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Reading, both from Arkansas State University. She has taught in rural Arkansas, Memphis, and Jonesboro and is passionate about teaching and learning. She is married to Nathan and has one daughter, Ivy and two bonus kids, Nash and Blakely. Check out the blog for more information about her passions and motivations.