To promote student learning and increase community involvement at Fouke High School in Fouke, chemistry teacher Nelene Harris started the Red River Rural Schools Partnership, a series of collaborative research projects involving four rural school districts in southwest Arkansas. The success of the program, which focuses on the region's social and natural history, has resulted in corporate sponsorship and results of the program will be published in a book in the year 2000. She and her students have been trained by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for its Stream Teams program, in which they monitor water quality for the commission at nearby Boggy Creek. Mrs. Harris's physics students use multimedia technology to present physics lessons.
1974 The University of Louisiana at Monroe, B.A.