Whitney assists with the recruitment and selection of ATC Fellows throughout the Arkansas Delta, as well as broader outreach and communication efforts. Whitney is a native of Parkin, AR but moved to Columbus, MS during her high school years. She returned to Arkansas to graduate with a B.S. in business administration from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR in 2013 before completing an MBA with a concentration in healthcare management from Capella University in 2016. After working in sales and insurance for several years, Whitney began to explore the field of education in nearby Forrest City as the high school business teacher where she taught Accounting I, Social Media I, Financial Literacy, Survey of Business, Business Law I over the past four years. She has also served as the Forrest City High School yearbook sponsor and career/technical education department chair. Joining Arkansas Teacher Corps as a 2018 fellow, Whitney has also served as a summer mentor in 2019 and director of logistics for the summer institutes in 2020 and 2021. Most recently, she has collaborated with the Arkansas Department of Education to facilitate professional development in the areas of accounting and Quickbooks. Known to her peers as the “Certification Queen”, continued education is a key focus for Whitney. Inspired by the quote “the sky is NOT the limit because beyond the sky there’s still space!”, Whitney strives for every scholar she encounters to dig deep for that determination to keep going and become what is needed for their own success in life!