Kelly Chaney, MSE, NBCT
Kelly has been the Master Teacher for UALRTeach since it began in 2012. She is a National Board Certified teacher in AYA Science and has a BSE in vocational education from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Science Education from University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a Master of Library and Information Science at University of Central Arkansas in Conway, and is pursuing an Educational Specialist degree in school administration at UALR. Chaney has been a Fulbright Memorial Fellow to Japan and has been a summer researcher at Cornell University, the Naval Academy, Boston University, Washington and Lee and University of Oklahoma.
Kelly taught in the public school for 25 years, first at Holly Grove, then England High School and finally at Cabot. She currently serves on the editorial advisory boards for Science Scope and Knowledge Quest and is a book reviewer for NSTA Recommends.
Kelly currently teaches STEP 1, Classroom Interactions, Knowing and Learning in Math and Science, and Apprentice Teaching/Seminar
Sandra Leiterman, MSE
Sandra Leiterman is the second Master Teacher to join UALR Teach. She has a BS in Middle School Education (math/science), and a Graduate Certificate in Gifted & Talented Education from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She most recently received an MSE in C&I – Digital Teaching and Learning from Kansas State University.
Sandra taught middle school math and science in both the Pulaski County Special School District and the Little Rock School District. She wrote a state approved STEM curriculum for a an elective course at Fuller Middle School and helped to implement a number of extra curricular project based competition teams which eventually led to FMS being recognized as a STEM School of Excellence by the International STEM Education Association in 2013. She continues to mentor an all girls robotics team at Mills High School, and is increasing efforts to expand the Technology Student Association (TSA) in Arkansas.
Sandra currently teaches Project Based Instruction, Perspectives of Math and Science, Knowing and Learning in Math and Science, and STEP 2 (Inquiry Based Lesson Design).
Kasi Spenser is the Administrative Assistant for UALRTeach.
Tony Hall, Ph.D., Co-Director from College of Arts, Letters and Sciences
Gail Hughes, Ph.D., Co-Director from College of Education and Health Professions
Dr. Gail Hughes joined the UALR faculty in 2003 and currently serves as an Associate Professor in Educational Foundations Unit of the Department of Educational Leadership, she is a Co-Director of UALRTeach, and former Interim Dean of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. She is President of the Mid-South Educational Research Association and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Educational Research and as Copy Editor forResearch in the Schools.