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Who We Are: Our Advisory Board

The Region 14 Comprehensive Center Advisory Board is a distinguished group of educational leaders and scholars who serve as advisors to our mission of advancing sustainably improved educational outcomes in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.  


Advisory board members

Region 14 Comprehensive Center Advisory Board Members. Top row, left to right: Dr. Rodney Watson, Region 4 Education Service Center; Kelvin Bradford, Richardson ISD; William Minton, Canopy Ed; Dr. Thomas Ricks, Louisiana State University. Middle row, left to right: James Caton, Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Kevin Malonson, TeachPlus Texas; Mark Estrada, Lockhart ISD; Dr. Paula Calderon, Southeastern Louisiana University. Front row, left to right: Dr. Sarah Moore, Arkansas State Board of Education; Dr. Jennifer Chidsey, Texas Education Agency; Meredith McGovern, Louisiana Department of Education; Jamila Thomas, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star; Dr. Missy Walley, Arkansas Department of Education. Not pictured members listed below.


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Gina Lockwood
Arkansas Tech University

Dr. Sarah Moore
Arkansas State Board of Education

Dr. Missy Walley
Arkansas Department of Education

Ross White
Arkansas Department of Education


Dr. Paula Calderon    
Southeastern Louisiana University

Meredith McGovern    
Louisiana Department of Education

William Minton    
Canopy Ed

Dr. Thomas Ricks    
Louisiana State University



Dr. Shari Albright    
Charles Butt Foundation

Kelvin Bradford    
Richardson ISD

Dr. Jennifer Chidsey
Texas Education Agency

Mark Estrada    
Lockhart ISD

Kevin Malonson    
TeachPlus Texas

Dr. Jenny McGown    
Klein ISD

Jamila Thomas    
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Dr. Rodney Watson    
Region 4 Education Service Center