NAFEPA Names State Leadership Award Recipient


Ms. Gwen Adams, assistant superintendent of elementary education for the Texarkana Arkansas School District, will represent the state of Arkansas at the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) conference in Washington, D.C.  “Receiving this award is a great honor,” said Ms. Adams. “Funding sources continue to shrink and I believe it is extremely important for school districts to allocate funding that supports the needs of all students.” Ms. Adams joined the Texarkana Arkansas School District in 2006 and has over 24 years of administrative experience. She began her career in TASD as an assistant principal at Kilpatrick Elementary where she became the principal prior to moving into the North Heights Junior High School principal position.


Ms. Adams earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education from Henderson State University. Later, she earned a Master of Science from the University of Central Arkansas. Ms. Adams is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A & M University – Texarkana. “We are very proud that Ms. Adams will not only represent the state of Arkansas during the NAFEPA conference but the entire TASD Razorback Family,” commented Superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler. “This award exemplifies her hard work, dedication, and commitment to ensuring equitable funding for students.”


As an award recipient, Ms. Adams will be recognized on March 19, during the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators Conference.

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