Meet our Faculty


Dawn Patchell

Mrs. Dawn Patchell is the founder and director of Ace Academy. Not a newcomer to ACE, Dawn served as a tutor for a year an a half, She has taught in 3 different states over the last 20 years, specializing in special education.  Teaching is her passion and life's work. Dawn has a bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders and a Teaching Certificate in mild/moderate special education which she obtained from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Dawn, her husband, Jim, and son, Lane, have lived in Jonesboro for the past eight years. Jim is the head track and field coach at ASU and Lane is 15 and attends Valley View Schools.

"I believe that confidence is key to educational success! Show a child that they can be successful in one thing then there is a ripple effect that carries on with them throughout their educational career." When a parent invests in their child's education, it is the greatest gift. Children need to know that education is important. They need to see that their caretakers believe it,too! In giving children knowledge, you give them power over their lives! I hope that we at ACE Academy can be a guiding light for your child on the path to success!

Samantha Hess

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Our Services

ACT Prep in English, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing, general 1:1 tutoring for school-aged children in reading and math, Educationally Fun Summer Camps

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for our summer camp announcements!

Current Deals

* refer a friend and receive 50% off your next one hour ACT session

* $5.00 off for teacher's children

Summer Tutoring Cubicle Rentals for Teachers

Are you a teacher that tutors students in the summer but you need a place to meet? We can rent you a cubicle during off hours for $50 a week, Split with  another teacher and you've got a sweet deal!  Days and hours the center will be available are to be determined. Limited spots available!

New Ownership/Same Place

ACE Academy is under new ownership but is still remaining at the same convenient location (across from the new Shadrach's on Caraway in the white stucco building- Suite C)


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Ace Academy

2224 Conrad Dr, Suite C, Jonesboro, AR 72401, us

(870) 219-3065


Monday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed