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2020 EAST Seminar Highlights

As the summer draws to a close, staff and faciltiators at EAST are celebrating the success of another EAST Seminar. In the past, EAST Seminar has been held in various cities throuhgout Arkasnas allowing faciltiators from every district of the state to come together and engage in professional development led by veteran facilitators and industry experts.

And while the seminar theme EAST Meets West, was creatively and intentionally displayed throughout the three-day event, the official hashtag, #ChangingDirection, is a more accurate representation of how the EAST staff, led by an amazing events team, took a turn on the journey out West and put on the path to a virtual event.

With the event platform, Pathable, nearly 220 educators attended 53 breakout sessions, 30 micro learning sessions and an immeasureable amount of support and camaraderie through flipgrid, social media, and evening networking events!


Now you can watch your favorite sessions with the EAST Seminar 2020 Video Library. Revisit the most memorable takeaways including recorded sessions, resources, and the archived chat. Just press play!

EAST Seminar Sessions


A major component of EAST Seminar is the celebration of facilitators and their years of service! It is with sincere gratitude and a small token of appreciation to the educators who have served in EAST for 5, 10, 15 and even 20 years of experience!

5 Year Recipients

Donna Moore

Darla Gist

Jennifer Fleming

Ashley Littleton

Sidney Lattimore

Patrick Lanford

Robert Beard

Sandy White

Sharon (Walker) West

Jackie Brady

Aspen Ham

Ivan Huffmaster

Zach Hendrix

Nick Hoffman

Stephanie Cox

Justin Gibson

April Coats

Heath Whitley

Dan Boroughs

Kay Carpenter

Julie Reardon

Bayleigh Jones

Monica Minor

Brandi Peace

Sandra Cooper

Jerry Harvey

10 Year Recipient

Jeanne Roepcke

Millicent Sanders-Anderson

Kristy Mitchell

KJ Kite

Jay Lupo

15 Year Recipient

Dianne Phillips

20 Year Recipient

Annette Bewley

Let's get Social

A big thanks to....

EAST Seminar would not have been what it is without the help of some very dedicated folks. We'd like to offer thanks to the following:


Kelly Martin

Alicia Humbard

Amanda Wicker

Heather Hite

Matthew Sills

Drew Wallis

Dani Pugsley

Tommy Welch

Brittany Berry

Millicent Sanders-Anderson

Melissa Muse

Amy Bell

Sara Swisher

Jessica Dunham

Jerry Harvey

Malcolm Williamson

Grace Rains

Tevin Wooten

Sydney Thatcher

Stan Whisnant

Tiffany Feild

Jerry Prince

Melissa Clemons

Adam Clemons

Aaron David

Derek Ratchford

Carman McBride

Heather Slinkard

Apryl Jackson

Dorothy Ivey

Heather Southard

Beth Hicks

Cory Anderson

Nicole Pena

Jennifer Boogart

Steve Rice

Drew Killingsworth

Rob Brisk

Ryane Sorey

Col. Anita Deason

Brendan Laughlin

Susan Jobe

Capillya Uptergrove

Kyle Uptergrove

Lori Campbell

Josh Worthy

Jeanna Eggers

Jamie Stallings

Dorothy Ivey

Jason Crader

Erin Rappold

Jill Sanders

Jennifer Hightower

Wade Ward

Amanda Souza

Tim Stephenson

Jason Blake

Jeanne Roepcke

Reuben Canada

Joe Sanfelippo

Kristen Farmin

Tyler Tarver

Brian Culpepper

Rinda Hall

Prize Donors

We want to thank our generous donors for allowing us to show appreciation for all our facilitators do in the EAST environment. Thanks to the companies listed below, EAST was able to give away over $1,500 worth of prizes.

4 Imprint

Painting with a Twist (LR)

Southern Inspirations

Silver Dollar City

Gill Ragon Owen

Rock Town River Outfitters

Little Rock Zoo

Soul Fish

Sai’s Thai Cuisine

Walmart (Cantrell)

Water Bugs (Hillcrest)

Economics Arkansas


Jr. Achievement

Check out this video to celebrate all of our winners!

EAST Seminar Photos

The Facilitator group shot is now available for download
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