Our Communication Department is another area where Parkview maintains its excellence. Classes such as speech, introduce students to the nuances of interpersonal communications, while others such as the journalism help to promote the school - and the schools many projects - and classes where teaching mass communications produces a tangible student product - whether it is a newspaper, a yearbook, literary magazine or brochures and fliers to help promote the school in the community.
Our Award Winning Debate program is one of the finest in the state - and offers courses that you will only find at Parkview such as Mock Trial and Student Congress
Our classes are filled with teachers who have worked in their professions - including one teacher who was a photographer for UAMS, and another who is a former reporter and page designer for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. When you take a look at Parkview - look also at our awards for debate, our award winning publications - and the information that is put into the public domain by our Media and Promotions classes. Tickets for plays, informational fliers for shows, and brochures are all put together by students - and help to illustrate why we remain "Best By Choice." Our course offerings in communications are as follows:
- Communications I
- CX Debate
- LL Debate
- Debate I, II and III
- Journalism I
- Newspaper II, III, IV
- Yearbook II, III, IV
- Advertising Design I, II, & III (under the Art Department)
- Desktop Publishing A and B (Business Technology)
- Multimedia Applications A and B (Business Technology)
- Photography I-IV
Philicia R. Bell
Teaches: Oral Communication
Education: BA Speech Communication, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; M.S.E. Educational Leadership, Arkansas State University
Honors: Bell taught in the UALR Communication Skill Center for two years, assisting college students with public speaking anxiety. She then taught Oral Communication and Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) in the Pulaski County Special School District, before transitioning to Parkview where Oral Communication is her pride and only focus.
Teaches: Photography I, II, III, and IV as well as Civics & Economics
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education in History. Teaches: Civics, Photography
Honors: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; photographer, editorial/clinical and surgical documentation as well as portrait and product studio photography; computer imaging and digital, layout assembly and digital photo retouching.
Leslie Harden Greer
Teaches: Communication as well as Theatre Promotion & Operation
Education: Bachelor of Art in Speech Communication & Theatre, Arkansas Tech University 2000. Licensed in Language Arts 7-12, Journalism, Speech Communication & Drama. Ms. Greer currently teaches Communication as well as Theatre Promotion & Operation.
Teaches: Debate I, II, III, and IV
Phone: (501) 447-2337
Education: Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science (University of Arkansas), candidate M.Ed. in secondary education (University of Arkansas - Little Rock)
Honors: Justice of the peace (2017-2018), Marguerite Pearce Metcalf Award for outstanding parliamentary procedure, American Legion Arkansas Boys State Loyd McDermott Award, American Legion Boys Nation
Teaches: Journalism I, Yearbook, and Newspaper. Currently serves as webmaster for the school.
Education: Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (2007); BA English, BA Journalism, 1988, UALR, MED Secondary Education (emphasis on Journalism), UALR, 1989; Technology Certificate, UALR, 2000.
Honors: Stephen's Award, 2017; Multicultural Scholarship attendee for the Journalism Education Association (2006); Attended the American Society of Newspaper Editors adviser fellowship in journalism University of California at Berkley in 2004; Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year 1996; and received the Best of Print (overall), Best of Feature Writing for the state of Arkansas large dailies category from the Society of Professional Journalists in 1994 for a four-part series on endangered species in Arkansas for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette; Best special section for "Operation Welcome Home" during the first gulf war, (1992) Arkansas Press Association; Honorable Mention, 1990, WEHCO Media, Deadline writing, for a story on the swinging bridge collapse over the Little Red River in Heber Springs.
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