9 Selected for 2022 Cohort After 1st Deadline

Arkansas Teacher Corps staff recently completed the selection process for our first application deadline of the year. For the Nov 1 expedited deadline, we received 20 applications, interviewed 13 applicants, and offered 9 fellowships. (By comparison, this time last year we received 18 applications, interviewed 10 applicants, and offered 4 fellowships.)

Congratulations to these new 2021 fellows who will be teaching in the Arkansas Delta:

  • Jasper Cortes, native of the Philippines;  graduate of University of Bohol with a bachelor of science in psychology; graduate of University of Bohol with a master’s degree in public administration; currently working toward certification in  middle school (4-8) science
  • Marquita Holmes, native of Forrest City, AR; graduate of Alverno College with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in elective studies; currently working toward certification in elementary (K-6) art
  • Tyler Kee, native of Haskell, AR; graduate of University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor of science in geology; currently working toward certification in secondary (7-12) mathematics
  • Vida May de Juan, native of the Philippines; graduate of  University of the Philippines with a bachelor of arts in film and audio-visual communication; graduate of University of Bohol with a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy in educational management; currently working toward certification in middle school (4-8) English Language Arts
  • Ivan Pacaldo, native of the Philippines;  graduate of University of Bohol with a bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management; currently working toward certification in middle school (4-8) science
  • Scott Snipes, native of Jonesboro, AR; graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor of arts in international relations and minors in geography and criminal justice; currently working toward certification in secondary (7-12) Spanish and social studies
  • MacKenzie Turner, native of Siloam Springs, AR; graduate of University of Arkansas with a bachelor of fine arts in studio art with an emphasis in ceramics; currently working toward certification in secondary (7-12) art
  • Gladys Villamor, native of the Philippines;  graduate of University of Bohol with a bachelor of science in secondary education and a minor in English; currently working toward certification in middle school (4-8) English Language Arts
  • Timothy Woodard, native of Morristown, TN; graduate of King University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration; graduate of Nashville School of Law with a doctor of jurisprudence; currently working toward certification in secondary (7-12) business technology