2018-2019 Cohort

The inaugural cohort for the Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity includes 9 secondary mathematics and English language arts teachers.

This cohort is composed of talented and motivated teachers who relocated to Arkansas from across the country as well as early-career teachers who were already teaching in our most struggling districts.

All participants share a deep commitment to making a difference across the state of Arkansas and an unwavering belief that students in high-poverty schools need a consistent, high-quality teacher workforce.

Pate Bauldree

Math Teacher

El Dorado High School
El Dorado School District

Jason Curlin

Math Teacher

Lee High School
Lee County School District

Iesha Green

English Language Arts Teacher

Exalt Academy of Southwest Little Rock

Michelle Joyner

Math Teacher

KIPP Delta Collegiate High
KIPP Delta Public Schools

Molly Kopplin

Math Teacher

Barton Junior High School
El Dorado School District

Elizabeth Melchor

English Language Arts Teacher

Crossett Middle School
Crossett School District

Wendy Miya

English Language Arts Teacher

Central Middle School
Helena-West Helena School District

Brianna Sheeley

Math Teacher

Washington Middle School
El Dorado School District

Michael Townsend

Math Teacher

Exalt Academy of Southwest Little Rock