CRA starts ‘cool’ campus improvement

PARAGOULD — Crowley’s Ridge Academy (CRA) announced today the launch of a major campus improvement project, with project backing from two families with longstanding ties to the school. Construction is already underway to add air conditioning to its main gymnasium, CRA Administrator/CEO Terry Austin said. “This project has been on the school’s wish list for […]

Watson, Sanders join Board of Trustees

Ashley Watson Todd Sanders Crowley’s Ridge Academy will add two new members to its Board of Trustees, the school has announced. Ashley (Braden, ‘99) Watson and Todd Sanders (‘07) will join the Board effective July 1. Watson and Sanders will replace outgoing Board members Larry Brinkley (‘60) and Adam Eades, each of whom completed six-year […]

Day of Gratitude 2020

Mrs. Emma Smith’s first Kindergarten class at Crowley’s Ridge Academy. CRA Family, On this day in 1953, the doors of Crowley’s Ridge Academy opened to students for the very first time. Some 39 young people attended the first day of classes. Today is also World Gratitude Day, and I’ll understand if you’ve already jumped ahead […]

Nunn, Stanley added to CRA Board of Directors

Wiley Stanley Blaine Nunn Crowley’s Ridge Academy has added Blaine Nunn of Paragould and Wiley Stanley of Jonesboro as members of its Board of Directors, Board President KJ Spillman announced. Nunn and Stanley joined the board effective July 1, 2020, and each will serve a 6-year term. Nunn is President of Nunn’s Construction, a family-owned […]

CRA selects new administrator

Crowley’s Ridge Academy (CRA) has selected Terry Austin to serve as its Administrator, CRA Board President Christie Jordan announced Thursday. The announcement caps a five-month search process for the school’s next leader. Austin, 48, has served as the school’s Director of Development for four years and is a 1990 graduate of CRA. He will follow […]