Hung Pham is the Interim Executive Director for Arkansas A+ Schools, where he oversees strategic operations of the organization, working with staff, fellows, and network schools to accomplish the A+ mission and vision. He is also Director for the Center for Children & Youth (CCY), at the University of Arkansas, where he designs and implements programs for K12 students, pre-service teachers, and classroom educators to foster creative, socially-engaged learning and address the needs of under-resourced communities. Pham has extensive experience in the fields of arts integration, service learning, and literacy across the curriculum. In 2019, Pham and CCY received the Governor’s Arts Award for contributions to the arts in education. He has collaborated with leading organizations such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Teachers College (Columbia University), and Facing History & Ourselves. A graduate of the University of Arkansas’s MFA in Creative Writing program, Pham was awarded the 2015 Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship for his fiction. Before coming to Arkansas, he worked with educational and youth-related nonprofits in Colorado and New Hampshire.
Rachel has experience with expanding the A+ network across the United States. As an OKA+ fellow, she had the pleasure of conducting workshops and presenting model lessons with ARA+ during our institute at UCA in Conway. Rachel assisted the 2012 ARA+ schools with onsite professional development workshops. She has also worked with LAA+ and has been a part of establishing the Kansas A+ pilot program. She received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Langston University and her Masters in Education Administration and Supervision from UALR.
Angie Hicks joined Arkansas A+ on March 2, 2020 as the Operations Coordinator. Angie is a Little Rock native and graduate of Little Rock Central High. Angie received a BA degree in Art History from University of Memphis. Angie has over 30 years experience in office management with the 20 years prior to Arkansas A+ as a department coordinator for Civil Engineering department in California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
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