Johnny Key

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Statewide Computer Science Specialists

To provide Arkansas educators with access to quality computer science professional development, the Arkansas Department of Education Office of Computer Science has provided grants for computer science specialists. Though the following specialists may be located at 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. 

Kelly Griffin - Lead CS Specialist

Southeast ESC
Phone: 870-367-6848

Jim Furniss  

Arch Ford ESC
Phone: 501-208-5494

Tammy Glass

Dawson ESC
Phone: 870-260-0198

Eli McRae

Wilbur D. Mills ESC
Phone: 479-357-9269

Jigish Patel

Northwest ESC

Leslie Savell

Southwest ESC
Phone: 903-293-2293

Zack Spink

Northeast ESC

For more information, please contact:

Anthony Owen, State Director of Computer Science Education
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3386

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