I am a 1987 graduate of South Side High School. I attended college at Arkansas Tech University for my first 3 years. After moving to Oklahoma, I transferred to, and graduated from, the Tulsa location of Langston University.
I received a BBA (Accounting) from Langston University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Arkansas Teaching License (7-12 English, Social Studies, and Journalism)
I have completed the AP Institute training for both English Literature and U.S. History.
I began teaching at South Side in the Fall of 2014. I currently teach English, AP Literature, Arkansas History, and Journalism.
Teaching is a family thing for the Raines! My husband, Lynn Raines, teaches Math at the high school. My oldest son, Tristen Raines, teaches Science at the high school. Our daughter, Cassie (Raines) Nicholson, teaches at the SS Preschool.
Three of our children graduated from South Side High School, and we have one son starting 8th grade this year.
Mr. Raines and I also have 2 furry children—our shih tzus: Mollie and Rusty.
Our family loves sports, camping, and traveling.