The purpose of Mayflower Elementary School is to provide educational opportunities that create empowered lifelong learners and productive, service-minded citizens.

Specialty classes


Meet Mrs. Barnett

Kari Barnett

Kari Barnett began at Mayflower Elementary in 2016 as the library media specialist. She received her BSE and MS degrees from UCA. She lives in Greenbrier with her husband and three sons: Grady, Griffin, and Garrin.

Barnett family


  • Scholastic Spring Book Fair is in March.


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Anna Thibodeaux

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Hello! My name is Anna Thibodeaux and I have been serving the Mayflower School District for the past 6 years. I received my BSE in Art Education in 2016, my certification for English 7-12 in 2017, my certification in ESOL in 2018, and my MSE in Teacher Leadership in 2021 all from Henderson State University. I am a National Board Teacher Candidate. I am married to my high school sweetheart Nick and we have been married for over 5 years. We have our dog Nova and three daughters: Rosalie, Violet, and Evangeline.

Student Spotlight Artwork Feature

"Be on the lookout"


  • Our Annual Arts & Literacy Night will be coming up in March!

  • Our 4th grade students will have the chance to be a part of AMFA's inaugural art installation in April.

  • Our 1st grade students will have the opportunity to visit AMFA's theatre and view the Rockefellers present Eric Carle Program featuring over 75 handmade puppets!


  • Art Museum Discovery: Did you know that you can access art museum virtual field trips, tours, and resources from around the world for free? Why not take your students on virtual museum tours to the lavish Louvre in Paris? Or the majestic Metropolitan Museum of Art? Or any one of these historic art museums from around the world? Follow the link to start your adventure!

  • Creating Memories: Coloring and making art isn't just for your students! Spend some quality time making memories with your kids with these free and printable coloring sheets for kids and adults through Crayola! Follow the link and discover all the categories of creations you can make!

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight Artwork


Elizabeth Gschwend

My name is Elizabeth Gschwend and I have been teaching at Mayflower for 6 years! I received my Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Music from Henderson State University. I've been married to my husband Zac for two years, and we have a daughter named Clara!


December 17th - 3rd Grade Choir Performance at 1:30


Rhythm Practice - This resource will take you to YouTube, and your student can practice reading & playing various rhythms.

Make Music as a Family - Find anything around the house that can make sound, pick a shape, and create music as a family! This YouTube channel has various songs that you can play as a family!

Make a Banjo - Follow this link to create your own banjo! Your student is sure to love this quick craft!

Chinese New Year Follow Along - During the month of January, students are going to learn about the Chinese and Japanese culture. This rhythm follow along will be a great way to introduce students to the sounds of Chinese music!

Sakura - This is a Japanese folk song that I'm going to teach students during the month of January. Feel free to read through the song with your student and talk about what the song means!



My name is Scott Strasner and I have been the P.E. teacher at MES for 10 years. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Arkansas Tech University. I have an amazing wife, Jodi and daughter Sophie.


May 13- FIELD DAY!!!


Check out this video of exercises before bedtime


Tosha Mitchel

My name is Tosha Mitchell and I have been with Mayflower School for 2 years. I also served as a substitute for 3 years. I graduated from Mayflower School District in 2000. I've been married to my husband Brian for 10 years and we have a beautiful daughter named Emma.