Effective November 10, 2022
LRSD Board Members
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Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Education Information: LRSD, Little Rock Central High School 1976; University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ,BA Political Science, 1981; Webster University ,Masters Degree Public Administration/Management 1991
Family Information: Sarah Holmes Mason (Wife), 4 Adult Children Britney, Makylin, Lamont, Gloria 4 Grandchildren Ayden, Alyssa, Allyson, Ayce
Previous LRSD Connections: Community Advisory Board Member 2018-2020, Mrs. Levada Parker Mason Retired Teacher (Little Rock Hall)
Career/Professional: Equal Opportunity Specialist, US. Department HUD (20 Years)
Additional Information: Rock Region Metro Board Member (2018), UAPB Pulaski County Alumni Chapter President
Hometown: Little Rock
Education Information: University of Central Arkansas
Previous LRSD Connections: Has worked in the LRSD as a Behavior Coach, After-School Program Coordinator and Teaching Artist
Career/Professional: Arts in Education Program Manager
Additional Information: I am the poet, the artist, the creator and energy curator. I am a published author. I was born and raised in Southwest Little Rock. I love inspiring youth and encouraging them to be the best they can be no matter where they come from. My motto is "You can sit and wait for the world to change but if you don't stand up you'll die waiting." -Drekkia
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Education Information: U of A at Pine Bluff - B.S. Home Economics; U of A at Fayetteville - M. Ed. Vocational Home Economics
Family Information: Married; four children; five grandchildren
Previous LRSD Connections: Taught in the LRSD for 38 years - Central High (1976-1983), Henderson Junior High (1983-1985), Parkview High (1985-1988), Southwest Junior High (1988-1989), J.A. Fair High (1989-2014); All four children graduated from LRSD schools
Career/Professional: Professional Educator, 41 years - Kansas City Public Schools, 3 years; Little Rock School District, 38 years
Hometown: Gosnell, AR
Education Information: High School Diploma Gosnell High School 2003; Bachelor of Social Worker 2008 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR; Master of Social Work 2009 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
Family Information: Spouse: Patrick Ryan Wilson; he is a teacher at FHSA Stem Academy. Daughter: 3rd grader at FHSA Stem Academy
Career/Professional: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hometown: Hot Springs
Education Information: LL.M. in Constitutional and Civil Rights Law, American University, Washington College of law; J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law; B.A. in History from Hendrix College; Graduated from Hot Springs High School
Family Information: Ali and her husband Ross live in Hillcrest, where they are raising their two young children, both of whom attend LRSD schools
Previous LRSD Connections: Ali has been a long-time volunteer at Wakefield Elementary School and Pulaski Heights Elementary, as well as a board member for Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS)
Career/Professional: Ali serves as a law clerk for Judge Larry Vaught at the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
Hometown: California. I am a daughter of the West and the South.
Education Information: I studied Accounting in college. I am trained in Sustainable Community Schools and Restorative Justice. I hold multiple certifications including Professional Life Coach, Conflict Resolution, Group Facilitation, Professional Tax preparation, Emergency Management, HazMat Trainer, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Coach and Community Engagement.
Family Information: I am parent of current and former Little Rock School District students.
Previous LRSD Connections: I am an Engagement/Compacity Builder Consultant. I serve/served as a literacy tutor, parent volunteer in classrooms/schools,(ViPs) Parent, Youth and Education organizer/advocate, Trainer for Parent Leadership courses, Arkansas Scholars Trainer, School to Prison Pipeline Coach and Facilitator around literacy/parenting. I also served on the Children Defense Fund (CDF) Summer Freedom School Board - Summer Literacy Program, PTA Boards, National PTA committees, and early childhood STEAM education board. I’ve created/co-created a parent engagement advisory board, grassroots community groups and collaborated on the Ford NGL (Next Generational Learning) Master framework for public schools.
Career/Professional: Fleet Management and Consulting
Hometown: Little Rock AR
Education Information: MA Adult Education
Family Information: 95% of my immediate family graduated from LRSD
Previous LRSD Connections: Prior school board member/Computer for Kids/AR Scholarships/VIPS
Career/Professional: State Employee/Professional Volunteer/Student
Additional Information: Every opportunity in education should be given to Every student.
Hometown: Park Hills, Missouri
Education Information: Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Religion--Baylor University, 1985 and Master of Social Work-University of Missouri, 1986
Family Information: Married Sydney Gibson of Little Rock-1986. Together we have two young adult children-Lora and Noah Adams
Previous LRSD Connections: Wife and children attended LRSD schools and all graduated from Little Rock Central High School. Volunteer at King Elementary since 1994. Past PTA President at Forest Heights Middle School. Served on the LRSD Board 2010-2015
Career/Professional: Clinical social worker at Arkansas Children's Hospital since 1991-current position as Program Coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning and Staff Bereavement Support. Adjunct faculty with the UA-Little Rock Graduate School of Social Work. Clinical social worker for Youth Home, Inc. 1987-1991.
Additional Information: Committed to working collaboratively for the betterment of all children in the Little Rock School District.
Joyce Walker Wesley - Vice President
Term Expires: 2025
Hometown: Wynne, Arkansas
Education Information: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Master's Degree in Social Work - University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Family Information: Married and parent of one son who graduated from LRSD
Previous LRSD Connections: Mental Health Provider within in the District
Career/Professional: Mental Health Therapist