2017 Cohort

  • Jill Carlson

    ELA Teacher Hope High School Hope School District

  • Dedrick Cross

    Social Studies Teacher Dollarway Middle School Dollarway School District

  • Emily Ferrington

    Elementary Teacher James Matthews Elementary School Dollarway School District

  • Breanna Franklin

    Art Teacher Blytheville Middle School Blytheville School District

  • Shane Gosselink

    Social Studies Teacher Hampton High School Hampton School District

  • Kelsey Gourd

    ELA Teacher Palestine-Wheatley High School Palestine-Wheatley School District

  • Moriah Houser

    Science Teacher Strong High School Strong-Huttig School District

  • Kerri Lee

    Teacher James Matthews Elementary Dollarway School District

  • Kandace McDonald

    ELA Teacher Blytheville Middle School Blytheville School District

  • Addie Pittman

    ELA Teacher
    West Junior High School
    West Memphis School District

  • Jessica Rayner

    Math Teacher
    Robert F. Morehead Middle School
    Dollarway School District

  • Ta′Nessa Robinson

    Elementary Teacher
    Meadow Park Elementary School
    North Little Rock School District

  • Sarah Sabin

    ELA Teacher
    West Junior High School
    West Memphis School District

  • Kallie Simmons

    ELA Teacher
    Stewart Elementary School
    Forrest City School District

  • Bernard Smith

    Math Teacher
    Blytheville High School
    Blytheville School District

  • Tyler Swanson

    Math Teacher
    Palestine-Wheatley High School
    Palestine-Wheatley School District

  • Aaron Wood

    Science Teacher
    Osceola STEM Academy
    Osceola School District

2017 Fellow Spotlights

Kandace McDonald

Kandace McDonald

“Teaching has been my passion since I began in 2006.”
Kandace McDonald is a new ATC teacher from Blytheville, Arkansas. She graduated Cum Laude from Philander Smith College with her Bachelor of Arts in English. Kandace will be teaching English at Blytheville High School in the fall. Education has always been at the center of Kandace’s professional life. Prior to being an ATC teacher, she...
Tyler Swanson

Tyler Swanson

“I’ve always wanted to join a profession where I felt like I was giving back.”
Tyler Swanson graduated from the University of Arkansas in May of 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. Tyler will be teaching Math at Palestine High School. Tyler has worked at J.B. Hunt and Tyson as a dispatcher. He also volunteered and interned at a sheriff’s department working alongside jailers, civil processors, and...