Presentation on theme: "Welcome New Adult Education Directors “We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years with a sense of recognition, but those who have touched."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome New Adult Education Directors “We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years with a sense of recognition, but those who have touched our humanity we remember with a deep sense of gratitude.” -Anonymous Student (source: www.adulted.about.com)
Todd Hunter Program Advisor, ACE An Arkansas native born in El Dorado and resident of Searcy for over 30 years. Job experience includes retail distribution, construction, learning and development, teaching, and most recently grant writing and administration. Degrees conferred: BA in Business Management from Harding University. MBA in Business Administration Webster University.
Todd Hunter Program Advisor, ACE He has extensive experience with online learning and has facilitated courses for Rochester College, Arkansas State University-Beebe, and Harding University for over ten years. Married for 29 years to Cindy Hunter and has two daughters He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, and playing golf.
Dr. David Deggs Fayetteville School District Director of Fayetteville AE: June 2014 Began career in Adult Education teaching students enrolled in pre-college courses in Louisiana. 2003-2006 Assistant State Director of Adult and Family Literacy – Louisiana Department of Education. 2008-2011 Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning – University of Arkansas.
Dr. David Deggs Fayetteville School District 2011-2013 GED Testing Service, Sr. Program Manager. Managed the implementation of computer-based testing in 35 states and five U.S. Territories. Degrees Conferred: B.A. in Social Sciences and M.A. in Adult and Continuing Education at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education at Louisiana State University.
Brenda Keisler College of the Ouachitas Interim Director: June 2014 29 Years as a teacher in Adult Education at College of the Ouachitas. Degrees Conferred: BA/BSE in Psychology, Secondary Education, & Social Studies from OBU, 1976. M.Ed. In Adult Education from the University of Arkansas (go Hogs!), 1994. Married to high school sweetheart, Ruben, for 40 years. They have 3 children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. Loves to fish at bass tournaments and travel. Awards 2009 Hot Spring County Educator of the Year. 2007 AACAE Teacher of the Year.
Sherry Organ Arkansas State University-Searcy 16 years in public school as an elementary classroom teacher and principal. 5 years as an adult education instructor at Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute. 7 years working as Career Pathways director at ASU Beebe. Degrees Conferred: BSE in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and a MSE in Administration from Arkansas State University. Sherry is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Debbie Shelton Lonoke School District Director of Lonoke AE: 2014 After working in the real estate industry as a broker for almost 12 years, Debbie went into education to have more time with her four sons. Worked in elementary education for 10 years Began teaching in adult education in 2005 Taught all levels and ESL, and has a soft spot for those learning the English language as her mother is a German immigrant. Debbie and her husband, Billy, live in Lonoke, and have eight grandchildren.
Nicole Stroud Ozark Foothills Literacy Project Served as director of the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project since 2010. Does Library consulting and serves on the board of the Arkansas Library Association Degrees Conferred: BA in English from Hendrix College Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Lives in Batesville, AR, with her husband, new baby Julian, and five cats.
Trecia Willcutt UA Community College @ Morrilton 5 years in public school as a high school family & consumer science teacher with the Hector School District. One year as a high school counselor with the Wonderview School District. Wrote and published her first book titled “From the Pasture to the Palace.” Degrees Conferred: BA in Psychology from Arkanss Tech University in 2005. Masters in School Counseling and Educational Leadership also from Arkansas Tech University in 2010. Trecia and her husband have 3 grown sons and have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter.
Debbie Shelton Lonoke School District Please stand & Introduce yourself
Maurice Smith Dermott School District Please stand & Introduce yourself