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Arkansas ASCD Affiliate

Arkansas ASCD is an affiliate of the international organization, ASCD. We were founded in 1956 and have been awarded the Affilliate Excellence Award multiple times.

Arkansas ASCD Membership

Arkansas ASCD is an organization for all educators. Our diverse membership includes teachers, administrators, counselors, directors, and a number of other positions.

Whole Child Tenets

Arkansas ASCD's vision and values are based on the tenets of the Whole Child. All students should be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Challenged, and Supported.

Arkansas ASCD Benefits

Arkansas ASCD provides a range of benefits for members, including professional development, networking opportunities, leadership building, and legislative advocacy.

Educator Spotlight

Educator Spotlight

Heather Hooks

Heather Hooks at Bentonville West HS fostered student engagement recently by hand delivering books to students' home mailboxes. She supported students by mailing notes and bookmarks to every one during remote learning. She initiated a home visit by an administrator where she had health and safety concerns for a student quarantined at home. She challenged students to complete work by sitting in the drive way to tutor and assist. See the work she did last summer at https://sites.google.com/teachingtransformed.com/engaging-empathy/home?authuser=0

Heather Hooks
  • Heather Hooks

    Heather Hooks

    Heather Hooks at Bentonville West HS fostered student engagement recently by hand delivering books to students' home mailboxes. She supported students by mailing notes and bookmarks to every one during remote learning. She initiated a home visit by an administrator where she had health and safety concerns for a student quarantined at home. She challenged students to complete work by sitting in the drive way to tutor and assist. See the work she did last summer at https://sites.google.com/teachingtransformed.com/engaging-empathy/home?authuser=0

  • Lisa Lacefield

    Lisa Lacefield

    Mrs. Lacefield (Nettleton School District) is a dedicated teacher who works tirelessly to bring Arkansas History alive to her students. Her classroom is focused around disciplinary literacy and making relevant connections to the outside world. She knows each of her students and designs her lessons to meet their needs. Mrs. Lacefield is a teacher that is always goes the extra mile to give them unique experiences. From taking class trips to Little Rock or providing an opportunity for her students to present to accomplished historians, Mrs. Lacefield ensures her students always remember her class.

  • Damon Donnell

    Damon Donnell

    Mr. Donnell (Springdale School District) supports the whole-child approach to education by addressing the needs of students, families, schools, and communities in a systematic approach. He equips educators across Springdale with sound protocols in dyslexia, 504, safety, FIT, the arts, etc. By creating these systems, the needs of students and families are addressed at high levels. Mr. Donnell works individually with students and families to identify specific needs and does not hesitate to call on local businesses to support these needs. He follows up by thanking the businesses on social media. These supports allow students the opportunity to thrive emotionally and academically.

  • Jenny Broniste

    Jenny Broniste

    Jenny Broniste is a phenomenal special education teacher in the Van Buren School District, where she goes above and beyond each day to meet the needs of the Whole Child. In her Resource and Inclusion Language Arts classes, students engage with reading, writing, and learning in new and exciting ways, but more than that, she goes beyond the content to make sure that students in her class are valued, appreciated, and celebrated for their strengths, talents, and unique interests. Her students never doubt that they have a caring advocate in Mrs. Broniste who will do whatever it takes to help them be successful.

  • Lisa Lacefield

    Lisa Lacefield

    Mrs. Lacefield (Nettleton School District) is a dedicated teacher who works tirelessly to bring Arkansas History alive to her students. Her classroom is focused around disciplinary literacy and making relevant connections to the outside world. She knows each of her students and designs her lessons to meet their needs. Mrs. Lacefield is a teacher that is always goes the extra mile to give them unique experiences. From taking class trips to Little Rock or providing an opportunity for her students to present to accomplished historians, Mrs. Lacefield ensures her students always remember her class.

  • Damon Donnell

    Damon Donnell

    Mr. Donnell (Springdale School District) supports the whole-child approach to education by addressing the needs of students, families, schools, and communities in a systematic approach. He equips educators across Springdale with sound protocols in dyslexia, 504, safety, FIT, the arts, etc. By creating these systems, the needs of students and families are addressed at high levels. Mr. Donnell works individually with students and families to identify specific needs and does not hesitate to call on local businesses to support these needs. He follows up by thanking the businesses on social media. These supports allow students the opportunity to thrive emotionally and academically.

  • Jenny Broniste

    Jenny Broniste

    Jenny Broniste is a phenomenal special education teacher in the Van Buren School District, where she goes above and beyond each day to meet the needs of the Whole Child. In her Resource and Inclusion Language Arts classes, students engage with reading, writing, and learning in new and exciting ways, but more than that, she goes beyond the content to make sure that students in her class are valued, appreciated, and celebrated for their strengths, talents, and unique interests. Her students never doubt that they have a caring advocate in Mrs. Broniste who will do whatever it takes to help them be successful.