Arkansas

Commissioner

John Kaminar
John I. “Don” Kaminar – Chair

Primary Point of Contact

John I. “Don” Kaminar
Military and Veterans Liaison
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 104-A
Little Rock, AR, 72201
John.Kaminar@ade.arkansas.gov, ph 501.683.5188

Secondary Point of Contact

April Cooper
Military Family Education Liaison
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
april.cooper@arkansas.gov  ph 501.683.5291

School Liaison(s)

Air Force
Terri Williams
School Liaison
Little Rock Air Force Base
school.liaison@us.af.mil ph 501-951-3102
Website: https://www.littlerock.af.mil/Home/Child-and-Youth-Education-Services/

Army
April Parker
School Liaison
Pine Bluff Arsenal
april.m.parker14.naf@mail.mil ph 870-540-3927
Website: https://pinebluff.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services

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Seal of Arkansas

Chief State School Officer

Johnny Key, Secretary of Education, Arkansas Department of Education

Military Family Education Liaison

April Cooper, Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education

Military/DOD Representative

Col Bernard Smith, 19th Mission Support Group Commander, Little Rock AFB

State Council Members

John I. “Don” Kaminar, Military and Veterans Liaison, Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Dr. Tony Thurman, Superintendent, Cabot Public Schools
Dr. Bryan Duffie, Superintendent, Jacksonville-North Pulaski Public Schools
Dr. Debbie Jones, Superintendent, Bentoneville School District
Dr. Shawn Cook, Superintendent, Lakeside School District
Dr. Janice Walker, Principal, Bobby Lester Elementary School
Dr. Kerry Schneider, Superintendent, Cedarville Public Schools
Lenisha Roberts, Executive Director, Arkansas Lighthouse Academies
Bilenda Harris-Ritter, Staff Attorney, Arkansas National Guard, Office of Adjutant General
Jody Bergstrom, Executive Director, Camp Alliance, Inc.
Andelyn Wright, Yellow Ribbon Support Specialist, 188th Wing, Ebbing Air National Guard Station

Ex-Officio Members

Terri Williams, School Liaison, Little Rock Air Force Base
Erasmo Reyes, Staff Attorney, Pine Bluff Arsenal
Brian Melton, Supervisory Staff Administrator, 90th Sustainment Brigade, Camp Pike Armed Forces Reserve Complex
Lance Taylor, Executive Director, Arkansas Activities Association
Senator Jane English, Chair, Arkansas Senate Education Committee
Representative Bruce Cozart, Chair, Arkansas House Education Committee
April Cooper, Military Family Education Liaison, Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Col Bernard Smith, Commander, 19th Mission Support Group Commander, Little Rock Air Force Base

State Council Meeting

Arkansas State Council Meeting, August 3, 2017
Arkansas State Council Meeting, November 2, 2017
Arkansas State Council Meeting, February 3, 2018
Arkansas State Council Meeting, May 3, 2018
Arkansas State Council Meeting, November 1, 2018
Agenda, November 1, 2018
Arkansas State Council Meeting, May 8, 2019
Agenda, May 8, 2019
Arkansas State Council Meeting, July 16, 2019
Agenda, July 16, 2019
Arkansas State Council Meeting, September 17, 2019
Arkansas State Council Meeting, November 12, 2019
Agenda, November 21, 2019
Arkansas State Council Meeting, January 14, 2020
Agenda, January 14, 2020
Arkansas State Council Meeting, March 17, 2020
Agenda & Minutes, March 17, 2020
Arkansas State Council Meeting, May 12, 2020
Military Family Committee Agenda & Minutes, May 12, 2020
Arkansas State Council Meeting, July 2, 2020
Agenda & Minutes, July 2, 2020
Arkansas State Council Meeting & Family Forum, September 17, 2020, 7:00 PM CT

State Website

End of Year Report

Resources

State Profile

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)
1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511

Phone: 859-244-8000
Fax: 859-244-8001

mic3info@csg.org