Mrs. Wilhite Brings Vast Experience to Kimmons


With 31 years in education, Mrs. Glenna Wilhite landed at Kimmons as a reading interventionist. This Missouri native has degrees in special education, curriculum and instruction, and administration. She previously taught math and reading at Southside High School as well as elementary school in Van Buren, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

Ever since Mrs. Wilhite was a little girl, she liked helping others.

“In high school, I found myself helping students that didn’t fit in or were having trouble in school,” Mrs. Wilhite said. “I volunteered at a therapeutic horseback riding center helping with the special education kids and then in college, I started volunteering to help with Special Olympics. I realized that I had found my niche and decided to get my degree so I could teach special education.”

What Mrs. Wilhite likes best about Kimmons are the students and staff.

“The students work hard and have been very respectful,” Mrs. Wilhite said. “The staff has made it feel like I’ve always been here and made it feel like home.”

Mrs. Wilhite aspired to be the best teacher for her students and keep a positive attitude.

“This has been the craziest year I have ever taught thanks to COVID-19,” Mrs. Wilhite said. “In August, students and teachers alike were struggling with worry and anxiety. I wanted my students to achieve their best in everything they learned, and we all needed to be kind to each other because everyone is struggling with something.”

Outside of school, Mrs. Wilhite enjoys hanging out at her barn and taking care of her 11 horses, six dogs, and two donkeys.
“In addition to taking care of all my critters, I like to read, hang out with my family and watch Outlander on Starz,” Mrs. Wilhite said.
One surprising fact about Mrs. Wilhite is that she can break into song for just about any topic.

“My four sons find that really annoying,” Mrs. Wilhite said.