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.
If you have information about the organization's history please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.
Do you have questions for us? Would you like to be more involved? Please contact us.
Current Board of Directors
Elected Officers (elected, voting members)
President Tricia Kerr, Arkansas Dept. of Education
1st VP Dawn Shinn, Bryant School District
2nd VP Julia Crane, Springdale School District
Secretary Christie Jay, Bentonville School District
Communications Ginger Mays Bentonville School Districrt
Appointed, Voting Member
Treasurer Judy Hobson, John Brown University
Regional Representatives (appointed, voting members)
Central 1 Sharon Nichols, Conway School District
Central 2 Maria Touchstone, North LR School District
Northeast Joyce Richey, Batesville School District
Northwest 1 Grace Davis, John Brown University
Northwest 2 Mary Bridgforth, Springdale School District
Southeast Milca Hudgens, Warren School District
Southwest Julia Correia, Retired
West 1 Danielle Stewart, Russellville School District
West 2 Anna Fulmer, Clarksville School District
Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Committees & Other Appointed Positions (non-voting)
Ursula Chandler, Arkansas Tech University
Mireya Reith, Arkansas United Community Coalition(AUCC)
Scholarships & Awards Chair
Tina Howlett, University of Arkansas
Leslie Moore, Siloam Springs School District