Meet our Team

“My work at AR Kids Read has fueled my passion for educational equity in a new and exciting way. Every time I engage with a student we serve or one of our volunteers, I am reminded of the enormous impact one individual can make in a student’s life.”

Dionne Jackson, Ed.D,

Executive Director

“I am honored to take part in building and strengthening a community of tutors who give so freely of their time and talents to make a positive impact on our children’s education.”

Amber D. Jackson, MPS

School Program Consultant

“Every time I sit with our tutors I’m inspired. They genuinely love the kids they serve. They get to know who they are and spur them to love reading. It’s a privilege to be a part of the growth process that is happening with helping Arkansas children achieve grade reading level and I am very thankful for that.”

Joyce O. Ajayi, MPS

School Program Consultant

“AR Kids Read has helped me share my love for literature across my community. Not only is it a mission that I really believe in, but the best team I have ever worked with.”

Amy Cabrera

Intern

“I am excited to work with AR Kids Read and be part of an organization that recognizes the importance of both literacy and the way meaningful tutor relationships can benefit students.”

Nancy Velazquez

Intern

AR Kids Read allows me to be a part of the community and build connections through a literacy lens. We are developing our future leaders to become better readers, thinkers, and communicators.

Kanesha Adams

Out of School Program Director

I am an educator who is passionate about teaching students reading. I knew the minute I joined the AR Kids Read team that I was in the right place. I’m so excited to work with such amazing leaders and tutors to help students discover their LOVE of reading!

Taylor Beevers

Program Intern

“My work at AR Kids Read has fueled my passion for educational equity in a new and exciting way. Every time I engage with a student we serve or one of our volunteers, I am reminded of the enormous impact one individual can make in a student’s life.”

Dionne Jackson, Ed.D,

Executive Director

“I am honored to take part in building and strengthening a community of tutors who give so freely of their time and talents to make a positive impact on our children’s education.”

Amber D. Jackson, MPS

School Program Consultant

“Every time I sit with our tutors I’m inspired. They genuinely love the kids they serve. They get to know who they are and spur them to love reading. It’s a privilege to be a part of the growth process that is happening with helping Arkansas children achieve grade reading level and I am very thankful for that.”

Joyce O. Ajayi, MPS

School Program Consultant

“AR Kids Read has helped me share my love for literature across my community. Not only is it a mission that I really believe in, but the best team I have ever worked with.”

Amy Cabrera

Intern

 “I am excited to work with AR Kids Read and be part of an organization that recognizes the importance of both literacy and the way meaningful tutor relationships can benefit students.”

Nancy Velazquez

Intern

“AR Kids Read allows me to be a part of the community and build connections through a literacy lens. We are developing our future leaders to become better readers, thinkers, and communicators.” 

Kanesha Adams

Out of School Program Director

“I am an educator who is passionate about teaching students reading. I knew the minute I joined the AR Kids Read team that I was in the right place. I’m so excited to work with such amazing leaders and tutors to help students discover their LOVE of reading!”

Taylor Beevers

Program Intern

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