Our organization and board of directors are comprised of educators, bankers, and community stakeholders who are invested in the welfare of our teachers. They bring experience, hardships, and first-hand insights as to what impacts our teachers most.
Director of Marketing
Arkadia thrives as the Media Specialist and an educator for Lakeside Elementary School. She is active in and around the community, coaching baseball for the past 3 years, Pee-wee cheerleading for 2 years, and the VEX coach for the elementary for 2 years. She continues to grow and shines brighter than ever through her dedication to youth and her community.
Director of Initial Benefits
Lynette Niznik currently works in the Springdale School District in Springdale, Arkansas. She teaches English Language Development to students who are learning English as a second (or third) language. Ms. Niznik has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Spanish from Harding University and a masters degree in Educational Theory and Practice from Arkansas State University. She is passionate about equitable education for all students, especially language learners. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking and relaxing with loved ones.
Chief Strategy Officer
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, Michael helps Teachers Support Teachers to be good stewards with partnerships and partners.
He understands the importance of returns on investments and is dedicated to reaching goals and changing outcomes for the teachers we serve.
Director of Quality Care
Candace is a 2nd-grade elementary teacher in the Arkadelphia Public School district for Central Primary School. Teaching is an absolute passion alongside her love and praising of God. Her understanding of the importance of the role of a teacher in a child's life benefits Teachers. Support Teachers through planning and execution to impact the most lives possible.
Chief Financial Officer
Telvin an Admissions Counselor at Texas A&M University-Texarkana and currently pursuing a Masters in Higher Education. As a Henderson State University graduate and member of Eleventh Street Baptist Church, he has the drive and heart that best supports our mission and organization.
Director of Fundraising
Fatima is Director of Social Services at Bentley Rehabilitation Services. With over 5 years of experience with marketing, she truly understands the importance of the collaboration between local businesses and organizations that support our community. She is honored to partner with Teachers Support Teachers to support our community and celebrate the selfless acts of pillars in our schools.
Your contribution will enable us to continue supporting teachers in our community, allowing us to provide the encouragement and resources they deserve.