Board Information

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Shelby Knight
Executive Director

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Toll Free: (888) 360.9654

Office: Po Box 16125, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72403

Board Bios

Elizabeth Band

Board Chairperson

Elizabeth is a former elementary school teacher and is currently a stay-at-home wife and mother of two. Elizabeth and her husband received the diagnosis of a chromosomal disorder (trisomy 10, monosomy 2) for their son right before his first birthday. Since then, they have dedicated much of their time advocating for his medical, educational, and therapy needs. Elizabeth is excited about the opportunity to sit on the board and advocate for other exceptional families.

Kimberly Roberts

Vice Chair Person

Kimberly Roberts is a special education teacher in the Jonesboro Public School District at the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet school. She attended Mississippi State University and received a B.A. in social work.  She also has a B.A. in elementary education with an emphasis in special education and an M.A. in special education K-12 from A-State. Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a social worker and case manager.  She has been certified as a behavior specialist for adults with serious mental illness in Mississippi and has also been certified as an Autism Family Consultant in Iowa.  She loves to write and has been published in professional journals for social work.  Kimberly loves arts and crafts and is always in the
middle of some project.  Working with children and families is her passion.  Her favorite quote is “Always be mindful of the kindness and not the fault of others” -Buddha. Married for 26 years, she and her family of seven make their home in Jonesboro.

Sierra Glover


Sierra is an attorney in Little Rock whose practice includes special needs trust planning, guardianship proceedings, probate and trust administration, and estate planning. She is a great advocate for special needs families and works hard to assist them in safeguarding their futures. Sierra and her husband live in Vilonia where her husband teaches at the local high school. They are active in their community and with the Vilonia Church of Christ. She is passionate about disability and special needs advocacy and seeks to promote acceptance and inclusion both in her community and across Arkansas.

Russell Dupwe


Russell Dupwe is a lifetime resident of Jonesboro. He obtained his master’s in special education at Arkansas State University and has 24 years’ teaching experience with an emphasis on special education. Russell enjoys helping children succeed. He enjoys duck hunting, high school football, Ole Miss football, and looking at old junk.

Kelly Perry

Board Member

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Hannah Speer

Board Member

Hannah is an occupational therapist who has worked in public schools, adult day treatment facilities, and early intervention programs. She completed her doctorate of occupational therapy at Arkansas State University in 2021. She is currently on staff at Miracle Kids Success Academy. She lives in Lafe, Arkansas and enjoys living in the country with her husband and dogs. She loves to garden, tend to her chickens, and go hunting and fishing. Hannah is passionate about her community and is committed to assisting in the development of resources for children with all abilities and their parents.

Dominique Hallet

Board Member

Dominique Hallett has been a librarian in Jonesboro for 20 years.  She obtained her Master’s in Library
and Information Science at Louisiana State University and has worked in various positions since then. 
Dominique is interested in students transitioning to college and how their needs are being met for
success. She enjoys knitting and other fiber arts, as well as tabletop role-playing games.  Dominique is
currently pursuing her PhD in Heritage Studies at Arkansas State University. She makes her home in

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