Common Core Review Little Rock Hearings

April 23, 2015

Panel #1: 
Deborah Jones, Ed.D.: Assistant Commissioner, Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education 

Stacy Smith: Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Panel #2: 

Clara Carroll, Ed.D., NBCT: Professor of Education, Assistant Dean, College of Education, Chair of Graduate Studies in Education, Harding University

Jason Endacott, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas
Chasidy White: 2015 State of Alabama History Teacher of the Year, Brookwood Middle School, Alabama 

Panel #3: 

Michele Linch, Ph.D.: Executive Director, Arkansas State Teachers Association
Ouida Newton: 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Poyen High School

Ken James, Ed.D.: President, Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science 

Panel #4: 

Sarah McKenzie, Ph.D.: Executive Director, Office of Education Policy, University of Arkansas 

Gary Ritter, Ph.D.: Endowed Chair in Education Policy, University of Arkansas 

April 29, 2015

Panel #1:

Thomas Coy: Mathematics Specialist, Public School Program Manager, Division of Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education
Linda Griffith, Ph.D.: President, Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Ze’ev Wurman: Former Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Education 

Panel #2:

Mary Armstrong: Math Learning Specialist, Bryant School District

Karen Lamoreaux: Board Member, Arkansas Against the Common Core

Barbara Hunter Cox: Director of Teaching and Learning, Arkansas Public School Resource Center

Panel #3:

Carol Massey: Math Specialist and Teacher, Pocahontas Public School District.
Bonnie Baggett: 5 – 8 Math Specialist, Bentonville Public Schools

Debbie Propps: Math Specialist, Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative

May 6, 2015

Panel #1:

Dana Breitweiser: Former English Language Arts Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education

Dixie Keyes, Ed.D.: President, Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, Associate Professor of Middle Level Education, Director of Arkansas Delta Writing Project, Arkansas State University

Jamie Highfill: 2011 Middle-School Teacher of the Year, Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts 

Jay Greene, Ph.D.: Endowed Chair and Head of the Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas

Panel #2:

Chris Goering, Ph.D., NBCT ELA/AYA: Associate Professor of English Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas

Donna Rush: Literacy Specialist, Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative 

Kathy Powers, MSE, NBCT: 2011 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Middle School Literacy Teacher, Conway Public Schools

Panel #3:

Justin Minkel: 2007 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Jones Elementary, Springdale School District
Sandra Stotsky, Ed.D.: Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas

Sherri Thorne: English Language Arts Content Specialist, Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

May 13, 2015

Panel #1

Laura McGiffert Slover: Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

Scott Montgomery: Vice President of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, ACT

Canda Mueller, Ph.D.: Vice President of Assessment Design and Psychometrics, Questar Assessment, Inc.

Brad Baumgartner: Executive Vice President of Sales, Questar Assessment, Inc.

Panel #2

John Cronin, Ph.D.: Senior Director of Education Research, NWEA

Matthew Lisk: Executive Director, College Readiness Assessment, SAT, The College Board

Jinny Hurdle: Regional Account Executive, Riverside Publishing, Iowa Test of Basic Skills

Panel #3:

Hope Allen: Director of Student Assessment, Arkansas Department of EducationWesley T. Davis, MSE: Mathematics Teacher, Cabot High School

Heather Rainbolt: Testing Coordinator, Little Rock Central High School
Richard Phelps, Ph.D.: Testing Scholar and Economist

Denise T. Airola, Ph.D.: Director, Office of Innovation for Education, University of Arkansas

May 20, 2015

Panel #1:

Scott Shirey: Executive Director, KIPP: Delta Public Schools
Randy Zook: President and Chief Executive Officer, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
Pam Clark: School Improvement Specialist, Division of Accountability, Arkansas Department of Education
Elbert Harvey: Coordinator for School Improvement and Standard Assurance, Division of Accountability, Arkansas Department of Education

Panel #2:

Kathy Smith: Senior Program Officer, Arkansas Education Reform, The Walton Family Foundation
Dionne Jackson, Ed.D.: Assistant Professor of Education, Hendrix College
Bruno Behrend, J.D.: Senior Fellow for Education Policy, The Heartland Institute

Panel #3:

Jane Robbins: Senior Fellow, American Principles Project

Cody Decker, Ph.D.: Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, Research and Technology Administration, Arkansas Department of Education

Aimee Guiderra: President and Chief Executive Officer, Data Quality Campaign