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

Past President      

Secretary            Christie Jay, Bentonville School District

Communications  Ginger Mays  Bentonville School Districrt


​​Appointed, Voting Member

​Treasurer            Judy Hobson, John Brown University

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.

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 BridgforthSpringdale 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

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

Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


  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

  Leslie Moore, Siloam Springs School District