Academy Partners

Our partners play an integral role in the Academy through collaborating to identify common concerns, developing consensus on common solutions and implementing strategies and action plans to achieve common goals in Arkansas education. Our partner organizations include universities; professional associations; educational cooperatives; the Arkansas departments of Education, Higher Education and Career Education; the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce; the Arkansas Educational Television Network; Tyson Foods Inc.; Walmart Stores Inc.; superintendent representatives; legislative liaisons; the Office of the Governor; and the State Board of Education.

Business and Industry

Governmental Agencies

Educational Cooperatives

Higher Education Institutions

Professional Associations

Superintendent Representatives

Jerrod Williams
Sheridan School District
400 North Rock Street
Sheridan, AR 72150

Tony Thurman
Cabot School District
602 N. Lincoln Street
Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363


Sarah Burks Moore
Education Policy Advisor
Office of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
Office of the Governor
State Capitol Room 250
500 Woodlane Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-2345

Ouida Newton
Arkansas State Board of Education
Executive Committee Member

Charlotte V. Douglas
Legislative Liaison
5315 Ridge Road
Alma, AR 72921

Joyce Elliott
Legislative Liaison
P.O. Box 4248
Little Rock, AR 72214