Board of Directors

The Arkansas AIMS Board of Directors is characterized by diversity, experience, and a variety of backgrounds to bring the greatest possible state influence to bear on the success of AR AIMS, Inc. The board represents the private sector interests, legislative leaders, foundation officers, and institutions of public and higher education. All are bound together by their common interest in improving education, in particular, the preparation of students who will participate in the math and science pipeline to STEM careers.

Mr. Martin (Marty) Mahan, Chairperson
Assistant Superintendent, Fort Smith School District

Martin Mahan, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, is a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. He believes that “education’s strength in the community or nation equals the… Read More!

Mr. John Burgess, Treasurer
CEO, Mainstream Technologies

Co-founder and President of Mainstream Technologies, a technology services company headquartered in Little Rock.  He is passionate about the value of STEM-based… Read More!

Dr. Ann Robinson, Secretary

Professor Educational Leadership and Director for the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education, UALR

Dr. Richard Abernathy
Executive Director AAEA

Dr. Richard Abernathy is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA), a position he has held since July 2010.  Prior to that, he had the privilege… Read More!

Mr. Steve Anderson

Superintendent, Lake Hamilton High School 

Senator Joyce Elliott

Arkansas State Senator

Mr. Jeremy Mangrum

Superintendent, Elkins School District

Ms. Joni Lee

Vice-Chancellor for University Affairs, UALR

Dr. Charlotte Green
Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, UCA

Charlotte Rainey Green received her BSE in Elementary and Special Education. She continued her learning with an MSE in Gifted Curriculum and completed her education with an EDD in Education Leadership. As an educator for more than 20 years… Read More!

Ms. Jill Clogston
Education Renewal Zone (ERZ) Director at Arkansas State University

I am in my 34th year in education.   I started teaching in August 1986 with my first assignment being at Evening Shade, Arkansas. It was there I found my good fortune… Read More!

Mr. Johnny Key, Ex-Officio
Commissioner of Education

Under Key’s leadership, the agency focused the vision on transforming Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education. The mission is to provide leadership, support, and service to schools, districts, and… Read More!