Committees & Other Appointed Positions (non-voting)

  ​Community Board

 Ursula Chandler, Arkansas Tech University

  ​Mireya Reith,Arkansas United Community Coalition(AUCC)

​  ​Scholarships & Awards Chair

  Tina Howlett, University of Arkansas

​  Website Coordinator

  Mary Bridgforth, Springdale School District

Do you have questions for us?  Would you like to be more involved? Please contact us.

Regional Representatives (appointed, voting members)

Central         Maria Touchstone,North LR School District 

Northeast      Susan Fredricks, Batesville School District

Northwest     Mary Bridgforth, Springdale School District

Southeast      Milca Hudgens,  Warren School District

Southwest     Julia Correia, Retired

West             Danielle Stewart, Russellville School District

Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ARKTESOL) seeks to promote opportunity for the teaching and learning of English as an additional language in Arkansas to individuals whose first language is not English.  

ARKTESOL was recognized in 1980 as a state affiliate of TESOL International Associationand is now incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the laws of Arkansas.

Our beliefs and vision are expressed in the ARKTESOL Constitution. Additional information about governance can be found in the Bylaws.

If you have information about the organization's history please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Current Board of Directors

Elected Officers (elected, voting members)

President           Dawn Shinn, Bryant School District

1st VP                Julia Crane, Springdale School District

​2nd VP               Anna Fulmer, Clarksville School District

Past President    Tricia Kerr, Arkansas Dept. of Education

Secretary           Christie Jay, Bentonville School District

Communications Ginger Mayes  Bentonville School Districrt


​​Appointed, Voting Member

​Treasurer            Judy Hobson, Springdale School District