Jeff Winkle - Principal
Jeff Winkle attended Green Forest schools from grades 1-12, where his parents were both educators. He graduated from Green Forest High School in 1978. He continued his education at the College of the Ozarks where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with Missouri and Arkansas certifications for grades 1-6. He completed his teacher internship at Skyline Heights Elementary School in a sixth grade classroom. Mr. Winkle then went on to graduate from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he completed his Masters's degree in Educational Administration.
Mr. Winkle began his career in 1986 as a fifth grade teacher for the Berryville School District. He also coached fifth and sixth grade basketball teams while running numerous basketball camps. Additionally, he was very active in helping with the high school basketball program as scoreboard operator and bookkeeper.
In 1994, Mr. Winkle accepted a position with the Green Forest School District as K-6 assistant principal. While serving in that capacity, he also took on roles as federal programs coordinator and elementary basketball oach for grades 4-6. Mr. Winkle then became K-3 principal while continuing to serve as federal programs coordinator.
In 2001, he came back to where he began as a student intern. During his tenure as principal of Skyline Heights Elementary, the school has received numerous awards and recognitions for its high student performance.