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Barbara Harper Varnell, MBA, Ed S.

Elementary Principal, ESOL and Federal Programs Coordinator


Welcome to Woodlawn Elementary School.  I am very honored to have the opportunity to educate this community’s children. As your children’s principal I will strive daily to ensure ALL kids can come to school and find their future by having their needs met.  They can envision their future if they have equitable access to a quality education that prepares them for their future success. I feel like its my purpose in life to help them see their chance and have access to what they need to achieve it.



Woodlawn Elementary School





Bachelor of Science in  Organizational Management, John Brown University,  Siloam Springs 2002

Master’s of Business Administration, Harding University, Searcy  2007

Certificate Teaching English Second Language Learners, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville  2016

Educational Leadership Specialist degree, Curriculum Director, Arkansas State University Jonesboro, 2020


For more information, please contact:

Barbara Varnell, MBA Ed.S.

Woodlawn Elementary School 

6760 Hwy 63

Rison, AR  71665

Phone:  870-357-2211