Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Statewide Computer Science Specialists


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science has provided grants for state-wide computer science specialists. The primary task for these specialists is to provide Arkansas educators with access to quality computer science professional development. Though the following specialists may be housed in a particular Education Service Cooperative (ESC), they are statewide specialists and will serve the computer science professional development needs of all ESCs, STEM Centers, and public school districts as directed and approved by the ADE Office of Computer Science.

Kelly Griffin - Lead CS Specialist

Arkansas Department of Education
Phone: 501-682-5169
Expertise: Robotics and Connecting to Business

Jim Furniss  

Phone: 501-208-5494
Expertise: CS PRAXIS prep and Level I/II programming

Lori Kagebein 

Phone: 501-622-5430
Expertise: Full Stack Development (Java, SQL, HTML) and ASMSA’s CodingARFuture

Tammy Glass

Phone: 870-260-0198
Expertise: K-8 content and integration, CTE Integration, and Innovation/Maker Spaces

Zack Spink

Expertise: Programming (all levels), Virtual Reality, and Game Development

John Hart

Expertise: Cross-curricular integration, video game design, and esports

Joshua Rodgers

Expertise: Networking, Web Design, and Programming 

Leslie Savell

Phone: 903-293-2293
Expertise: K-8 Robotics, Codeables, and CS Newsletter  

Eli McRae

Phone: 479-357-9269
Expertise: Cybersecurity, IT Infrastructure, electrical engineering and software development


For more information, please contact:

Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
State Director of Computer Science Education
Lead Computer Science Specialist
Office of Computer Science Program Advisor
Office of Computer Science Policy Development Coordinator


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