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AAEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Scott Spainhour, AAEA President
Superintendent
Greenbrier School District

4 School Drive
Greenbrier, AR 72058
P: 501-679-4808 / F: 501-679-1024
Email: spainhours@greenbrierschools.org

Debbie Atkinson, AAEA Secretary/Treasurer
Principal, Bergman Elementary
Bergman School District

PO Box 1
Bergman, AR 72615
P: 870-741-6404 / F: 870-741-6017
Email: datkinson@bergman.k12.ar.us

Roger Ried, AAEA President Elect
Principal
Southside High School Southside School District

70 Scott Drive
Batesville, AR 72501
P: 870-251-2662 / F: 870-251-3316
Email: roger.ried@southsideschools.org

Shawn Higginbotham, AAEA Past President
Superintendent
Lake Hamilton School District

205 Wolf Street
Pearcy, AR 71964
P: 501-538-3763 / F: 501-767-0400
Email: shawn.higginbotham@lhwolves.net

Benny Weston, AASA President
Superintendent
Mena School District

501 Hickory Avenue
Mena, AR 71953
P: 479-394-1710 / F: 479-394-1713
Email: benny.weston@menaschools.org

Pharis Smith, AAESP President
Principal, Tuckerman Elementary School
Jackson County School District

P.O. Drawer 1070
Tuckerman, AR 72473
P: 870-349-2312 / F: 870-349-5267
Email: psmith@bulldogs.k12.ar.us

Robert Poole, AASA President Elect
Superintendent
Prescott School District

762 Martin Street
Prescott, AR 71857
P: 870-887-3016 / F: 870-887-5021
Email: rpoole@prescottschool.net

Stacy DeFoor, AAESP President Elect
Principal, Carolyn Lewis Elementary School
Conway School District

1805 Old Military Road
Conway, AR 72034
P: 501-450-4835 / F: 501-450-4896
Email: defoorst@conwayschools.net

Jon Collins, AASA Secretary
Superintendent
West Memphis School District

PO Box 826
West Memphis, AR 72303
P: 870-735-1915 / F: 870-735-8642
Email: collins@wmsd.net

Lori Griffin, AAESP Past President
Principal, Ballman Elementary School
Fort Smith School District

3205 Jenny Lind
Fort Smith, AR 72902
P: 479-783-1280 / F: 870-741-6017
Email: lgriffin@fortsmithschools.org

Chad Jordan, AASSP President
Principal, Greene County Tech High School
Greene County Tech School District

4601 Linwood Drive
Paragould, AR 72450
P: 870-215- 4460 / F: 870-239- 6976
Email: chad.jordan@gctsd.k12.ar.us

David Maxwell, AASSP President Elect
Principal, Mena High School
Mena School District

1200 Dallas Avenue
Mena, AR 71935
P: 479-394-1744 / F: 479-394-1145
Email: david.maxwell@menaschools.org

Brad Ray, AASSP Past President
Assistant Principal, Northside High School
Fort Smith School District

2301 North B Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903
P: 479-783-1171 / F: 479-783-0017
Email: bray@fortsmithschools.org

Barbara Garner, ArkASPA President 
Assistant Superintendent
Crossett School District

219 Main Street
Crossett, AR 71635
P: 870+364-3112
Email: Barbara.garner@crossettschools.org

Dr. Joe Rollins, AACTEA President
Director of Workforce Development
Northwest Arkansas ESC

4 North Double Street
Farmington, AR 72730
P: 479-409-7409
Email: joe@nwscouncil.org

Paul Jenkins, AAFC President
District Test Coordinator & ASCIP Coordinator
Blytheville Public Schools

405 W. Park Street
Blytheville, AR 72315
P: 870-762-2053, ext. 1032 / C: 870-776-6990
Email: pjenkins@blythevilleschools.net

Charles Warren, AASBO President
Chief Financial Officer
Fort Smith School District

3205 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR 72901
P: 479-651-5121 F: 479-784-8108
Email: cwarren@fortsmithschools.org

Dr. Sherrie Bayles AASEA President
Special Education Supervisor
Springdale School District

3804 Kelley Avenue
Springdale, AR 72762
P: 479-750-8880/F: 479-750-8702
Email: sbayles@sdale.org

Aaron Randolph, AAGEA President
Director of Gifted Programs / Federal Programs
Cabot School District

602 North Lincoln
Cabot, AR 72023
P: 501-843-3363
Email: aaron.randolph@cabotschools.org

Dr. Stephanie Nehus, AACIA President
Superintendent
Hot Springs School District

400 Linwood Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
P: 501-624-3372 / F: 501-620-7829
Email: nehuss@hssd.net

Jeff Wasem, AAMLA President
Principal
Creekside Middle School
Bentonville School District

2901 SW 28th Street
Bentonville, AR72712
P: 479-254-5440
Email: jwasem@bentonvillek12.org

Robert Edwards, ASPMA President (until Oct.)
Superintendent
Lafayette County School District

P.O. Box 950
Lewisville, AR 71845
P: 870-921- 5500 F: 870-921- 4277
Email: edwardsr@lcscougars.org

Dr. Richard Abernathy
Executive Director
AAEA

219 South Victory Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
P: 501-372-1691 / F: 501-372-2807
Email: r.abernathy@theaaea.org

Bill Tietz, ASPMA President (begin Oct.)
Assistant Superintendent
Watson Chapel School District

4100 Camden Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
P: 870-879-0220
Email: btietz@wcmail.k12.ar.us