Dedra Riggs

I have lived in this area all of my life.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education Degree from Williams Baptist College in the Spring of 2000.  I went on to receive my Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University.  I have even thought about going back and getting my Specialist Degree but that's still up in the air.

I am beginning my 15th year as an English teacher and 5th year as Department Chair for the English Department at HHS.  I love what I do and hope to ALWAYS love what I do!  When I am not at school or grading essays, I have a wonderful family at home.  My husband Jeremy and I have three children, Sarah, Jake, and Hannah.  We always have some kind of activity going on at our home.  I am an avid reader!  James Patterson and Mary Higgins Clark are among my favorite authors.  I am also a self proclaimed Twilight nerd (but I think Harry Potter is just as great).  I can usually pick out a book for even the pickiest reader to enjoy.  Don't believe me?  Come check out my library and let me find you something to read.