New faces on School Board | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 14, 2008

New faces on School Board

Posted By on Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 2:37 PM

Gov. Mike Beebe today began putting his mark on the state Board of Education,

His first two appointees: Little Rock lawyer Sam Ledbetter and Alice Mahony of El Dorado, a public school champion. I wouldn't be inclined to say Beebe had appointed Walton lobby pushovers.

They'll replace Mary Jane Rebick of Little Rock, who had herself emerged as a standup independent on charter school issues, and Ted Knight.

BEEBE NEWS RELEASE

Governor Mike Beebe today appointed Sam Ledbetter of Little Rock and Alice Mahony of El Dorado to the Arkansas State Board of Education.

Ledbetter, 52, served six years in the Arkansas House of Representatives.  In 2003, he worked with legislative leaders to develop the funding formula for Arkansas schools implemented to comply with the Arkansas Supreme Court's 2002 Lake View ruling.  He went on to co-chair the Joint Budget Committee in 2005.

A graduate of the UALR Bowen School of Law, Ledbetter has been licensed to practice law in Arkansas for nearly 25 years, specializing in environmental cases.

Mahony, 58, is co-founder of the El Dorado Education Foundation, which has started innovative Chair Programs designed to build math, science and foreign-language skills for students.  The Foundation also provides grants to teachers who develop their own creative approaches to education.

Currently enrolled in the MBA program at Harding University, Mahony holds a bachelor's degree from John Brown University.  She is also the Chairman of the Board for the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce and serves on the El Dorado Promise Committee.

Both appointments will expire June 30, 2015.  Ledbetter replaces MaryJane Rebick, Mahony replaces Ted Knight.

 

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (11)

Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Earle firefighter suspended for saying NFL protestors should be shot

    An Earle fireifghter has been suspended indefinitely for saying NFL protestors should be shot. He's apologized. The Fire Department has distanced itself from the comments.
    • Sep 26, 2017
  • Tuesday's open line

    Here's the open line. Also, the day's roundup of news and comment.
    • Sep 26, 2017
  • Study: Voter ID law likely helped Trump

    More evidence in the Washington Post that voter ID laws suppress votes, particularly among groups likely to vote Democratic. And the evidence is from Wisconsin, where a microscopic victory gave Donald Trump that state's electoral votes.
    • Sep 26, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Police identify two women found fatally shot on Chicot Road

    Little Rock police have identified two women found dead of gunshot wounds in an SUV parked next to a vacant trailer in a mobile home park at 11500 Chicot Road.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Another Republican miracle-working governor

    Great piece in Washington Post on the budget crisis in Louisiana. Big tax cuts and corporate welfare will do that to a state, particularly to a state whose previous governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, refused to join the Obamacare-funded Medicaid expansion. There's a lesson there for Arkansas.
    • Mar 4, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Study: Voter ID law likely helped Trump

    • This is no surprise, they were not trying to help Hilary, their theory is that…

    • on September 26, 2017
  • Re: Tuesday's open line

    • Drumpf: 48 solid hours of vapors over NFL kneelers. Tuesday morning: There was a hurricane…

    • on September 26, 2017
  • Re: Tuesday's open line

    • The free state of yell county voters all voted and voted often, and there were…

    • on September 26, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation