Louise McBride is originally from Oxford, Arkansas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in news editorial and journalism from Arkansas State University (ASU). Additionally, she completed a program of study in English and literature and holds a master’s degree in education from Arkansas State University. Ms. McBride is currently the gifted and talented coordinator at Izard County Consolidated Elementary School. She is also the journalism teacher and has previously been an English teacher. She became a teacher because she wanted to make a difference in the world and help children learn that education and learning is fun. She and has been a teacher for 11 years. Ms. McBride was the mentor teacher to Ma Jianhong from Ningbo, China.