Welcome to
The American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Arkansas
1415 West 7th Street
Little Rock, AR  72201
PH: 501.374.5836 -- Fax: 501.372.0855
Doctor of Philosophy in Education with specialization in Leadership in Educational Administration.

Experience in Conflict Resolution and leadership development.

Units and Member have described their desire to bring Education and training to our Units and members.  Will utilize technology in the hands of every member.

Demonstrated Leader and equipped to face difficult challenges, make unpleasant decisions, and take responsibility and achieve growth.

Joined President Carol in her “You Plus One” campaign and recruited 14 New Members for home Unit and other Units.

Attended numerous Unit meetings across the state and assisted Units in their Installation of Officers.


SKILLS

Encourager
Listener
Leader
Achiever
Model to lead
Develop others

QUALIFICATIONS

DEPARTMENT SOUTHWEST DIVISION VICE PRESIDENT • 2016-2017
Integral participant in the strong Division Vice President Leadership Team Assisting Department President in Division Development to meet goals.   Attended many Unit Meetings, inspiring participation, building team leadership in the Units.

DEPARTMENT AMERICANISM CHAIRMAN • 2016-2017
Developed a mini-curriculum incorporating Education with Americanism and Poppy program to take the program to elementary schools in the Central Arkansas area.  Developing and presenting an integrated Committee program to encompass components of the multi-faceted modules for Poppy, Education, Veterans in the Classroom, ALA History, and Community Service.  Invited other Units to participate so they would have Mission Program service hours to report for Unit Mid-Year and Year-End Reports.

DEPARTMENT EDUCATION CO-CHAIRMAN • 2016-2017
Developed /sponsored the Food, Health and Safety Seminar for students at Landmark Elementary School to teach children and parents about healthy eating and proper food preparation techniques.  Met Parents and students incorporating information about ALA, our history, and encouraging membership recruitment.

Convened a special committee with Department President/Education Chairman revising and redeveloping criteria for Department Scholarship Applications.  Designed and added rubric assessment tool for Unit and Department application evaluation. Promoted Scholarships to schools and received 28 Scholarship Applications for two scholarships.   Working with the family of Past Department President, DeMona Reeves, to establish the DeMona Reeves Memorial Scholarship at the ALA Headquarters. 

Developed a mini-curriculum incorporating Education with Americanism and Poppy program to take the program to elementary schools in the Little Rock area.  Developing and presenting an integrated Committee program to encompass components of the multi-faceted modules for Poppy, Education, Veterans in the Classroom, ALA History, and Community Service.

OTHER • 2015-2017
Active Sponsor in Unit Revitalization for Manila, Newark, Mabelvale, and others. Brought in brand new Unit Charter for DeQueen and assisted Department Secretary in bringing in new Charter for Cotter.

EDUCATION

DOCTORAL EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy in Education with specialization in Leadership in Educational Administration – Curriculum and Administration.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (BSE) • UNIVERSITY OF ARKNASAS
Special Education/Elementary Education

MASTERS OF EDUCATION (ME) • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Behavior Disorders

IN SERVICE

Unites States Army Signal Communication– Signal Officer Course
United States Army Signal Officers Advanced Course
Arkansas Military Academy, ARNG Company Commanders Course
Command and General Staff College (C&GS) 1992
Platoon Leader HHC– 212th Signal Battalion, NLR AR
Company Commander– AR ARNG, 1989-1992
Troop Command Commandant, AR ARNG, 1994-1997
S2 Intelligence Officer– 212th Signal Battalion
Adjutant – AR ARNG, 1997-1999
Personnel Officer–AR National Guard, Army Reserves

ORGANIZATIONS
American Legion– 6 years
American Legion Auxiliary– 3 years
Arkansas Education Association– 34 Years
Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers– 32 years
National Guard Association of Arkansas–– Lifetime Member
North Pulaski Retired Teachers Association– 8 years, current
Arkansas Retired Teachers Association– Lifetime Member

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE OR LEADERSHIP

Meeting the Veterans in the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System at McClellan and Ft. Roots, and assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers – spending time with them in the waiting room to hear their stories.

Frequently donating Veteran Needs Items to the VA hospitals, and assisting Department Headquarters in delivery of items to the Voluntary Services office when items are delivered to ALA Headquarters.

While serving my country, I developed and led a family support group in each location where I served.

Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers – Served as the representative for my school, as well as 4 years on the Executive Board.

Train-the-trainer instructor in Cultural Diversiry, while working for Pulaski County Special School District.

Area Representative for the North Pulaski Retired Teachers Association during 2012-2015.



For more information, please contact the American Legion Auxiliary at (501) 374-5836, or visit the American Legion Department of Arkansas Auxiliary Web site at: www.auxiliary.arlegion.org.

Dual Member of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Maj. U.S. Army (Ret) Guard and Reserve – Desert Storm –Desert Shield-  Knows Veteran Needs and Services to Assist Veterans

Proven Leader in ALA Mission programs with increased Membership in Unit – Post – District – Division & Department.

Strong in Unit Development, Instruction and Mission Program Development in Education and Americanism on Department Level.

Finance Officer, Adjutant and Personnel Officer while Serving our Country and for the Post and Auxiliary Unit. 
National Executive Committee (NEC)
2018 - 2019

Dr. Barbara Johnson
Unit  1 - North Little Rock