President: Mika Bishop
*Arkansas FCCLA Master Adviser (2018)
*AATFACS New Teacher of the Year (2016)
Mika received her B.S.E. degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She has been a Family and Consumer Science teacher and FCCLA adviser for 6 years. Mika started her teaching career at White Hall High School where she spent four years teaching. The last two years Mika has been at Conway Area Career Center. Mika was the AATFACS new teacher of the year in 2016 and was awarded FCCLA Master Adviser in 2018.
Your AATFACS President Elect is Mrs. Mollie Sanford. Mollie earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Science Education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and her Master’s of Science Degree in Educational Theory and Practice from Arkansas State University. Mollie is married to her husband Dillon and they have two children.
Sue Gibson serves as our AATFACS Secretary. She received her B.S. degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA in 1980 in Vocational Home Economics Education. She pursued her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern Louisiana University in Natchitoches, LA, and Plus Thirty graduate hours to receive certification in Special Education.
Sue teaches FACS Investigations to every 7th grade student in her school and the Leadership and Service Learning elective. She has completed 32 years of classroom experience. Sue has been blessed with three happily married children and three grandsons.
National Finalist in ACTE Community Service (2016)
Region IV ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award (2016)
Arkansas ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award (2015)
ACTE Service Project Awards winner: Arkansas Children’s Hospital (2013)
Arkansas Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year (2012)
ACTE Service Project Awards winner: Arkansas Rice Depot Food Bank (2012)
ACTE Service Project Awards winner: Breast Cancer Awareness (2011)
Treasurer: Tuer Kennard
Parliamentarian: Sheri Deaton
AATFACS Parliamentarian Sheri Deaton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she received both her BSE in Career and Technical Education with a concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences and MAT in Career and Technical Education. She is currently working on her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, Sheri achieved National Board certification in 2011.
Sheri, taught Family and Consumer Sciences for three years at Glen Rose Schools and for ten years at White Hall High School. Sheri is currently an instructor in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She mentors and supervises all Career and Technical Education teacher candidates, with a special concentration on Family and Consumer Science Education.
Sheri, along with her husband and two children, reside in Northwest Arkansas. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and running.
*Curriculum and Instruction Teacher of the Year, University of Arkansas (2018)
*Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Post Secondary Teacher of the Year (2018)
*Arkansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (AATFACS) Post Secondary Teacher of the Year (2018)
*Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Teacher of the Year (2014-15)
*Arkansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (AATFACS) Teacher of the Year (2014-15)
*White Hall School District Secondary Teacher of the Year (2013-14)
*Family, Career, and Community Leaders of American Honorary Membership Award Recipient (2013)
*Arkansas Family and Consumer Sciences Community Service Teacher of the Year (2011)
Audit Reviews: Judy Ward
By-Laws: Linda Benton
Mrs. Linda D. Benton is a veteran teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences with twenty years experience. Mrs. Benton began her teaching career at Hope High School, Hope, Arkansas with Gloria Merrick as her mentor teacher. She is 1978 Cum Laude graduate of Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Mrs. Benton currently works for the Prescott School District where she serves ad both a Family and Consumer Science instructor and and adviser to the Prescott High School FCCLA. She has faithfully served our organization as the District V FCCLA Star Events Coordinator, State FACS Textbook Adoption committee member, and ProStart Curriculum committee member. Additionally, Mrs. Benton has served as an Ouachita Baptist University Educational Talent Search Satellite Instructor and class sponsor for 17 years.
As a first generation college graduate, her philosophy on teaching echoes the scripture Luke 12:48 “To whom much is given much is required.”
“Every child can learn. As a teacher I must help them unmask their learning potential and allow them to explore the world through knowledge.”
*FCCLA Master Adviser
*FCCLA Mentor Adviser
*Outstanding Young Woman in America winner
*Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Member of the Year
*Who's Who Among American Teachers
*2005 National Honors Society Outstanding teacher
*Arkansas Hospitality Association ProStart Teacher of the Year
* National Restaurant Association ProStart Teacher Training and Development Award
*WiSE (Working in Support of Education) certification
*Financial Literacy Certification
*Serve Safe Certified Instructor and Proctor
Maynette Stroud serves as your AATFACS Past President. She received her B.S.E. degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She has been a Family and Consumer Science teacher for 24 years, six years in North Little Rock School district and the the past eighteen years at Vilonia High School. Maynette has also faithfully served as a FCCLA adviser for 23 years.
Brenda Lumpkin is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a BSE in Home Economics and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. She is married to her husband, Joe, and they have two children.
She is teaches Orientation to Teaching I and Child Care Guidance, Management and Services classes. She also advises two student organizations, Educators Rising and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Club.
She currently serves on the Arkansas ACTE Board of Directors as the Arkansas ACTE Awards Chair and is the PLC Leader for the BHS FACS Department.
*Bentonville High School FCCLA Adviser 2000 – 2016
*District 1 STAR Events Coordinator 2009 -2011
*Arkansas FCCLA Master Adviser Award 2008
*Bessie B Moore Economics Award 2006