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Adams announces election to Arkadelphia School Board Zone 1

Sharon Adams announces she is seeking election to the Arkadelphia Public School Board Zone 1.

Adams is retired from the Dawson Education Cooperative after serving as a Behavior Support Specialist for 32 years. In this capacity she provided behavior support to DEC member schools in collaboration with Arkansas Department of Education staff, school staff, parents as well as parent advocates and members of the legal community.

According to Adams, “My focus as an education consultant has always been what is best for the students.  In order for our public schools to be successful, there must be collaboration and shared responsibility among staff and students with families and communities. Being a member of the APSD School Board would allow me opportunities to participate in collaboration with colleagues in a role critical to the success of our schools.  Certainly significant improvements have been made in the district over the past three years under Dr. Neathery’s leadership, and I would appreciate the opportunity to be a member of the leadership team that continues to work to move APSD forward.”

Adams has been a member of the Arkadelphia community for most of her life. She was raised in Clark County, attended Arkadelphia Public Schools, and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway as well as an additional Graduate Certificate in Behavioral intervention in Autism from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Adams is licensed by the Arkansas Department of Education as a School Psychology Specialist, is licensed by the Arkansas Board of Psychology as a Psychological Examiner, and is certified by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board as a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst).

Prior to her work with the Dawson Education Cooperative, Adams also was employed by the Region I Mental Health Center in Clarksdale, Mississippi, as a Psychological Examiner/Mental Health Counselor and the Arkadelphia Human Development Center as a Psychological Examiner.

Adams said, “I have a background in mental health, developmental disabilities and positive behavior supports that would bring a unique perspective to the Arkadelphia Public School Board . I am asking the voters of Zone 1 to give me the opportunity to serve in this role.”

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