IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Mary Ann Hodges
ARTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Andrea Romo, Board Member
Jim Reynolds, Area Director
Anna Floyd, Board Member
Mary Alice Clinton, Area Director
Leroy Williams, Board Member
Mary Ann Hodges, Area Director
Sue Ward, Board Member
Ellen Holmes, Area Director
Evelyn Cash, Board Member
Anne Smith, Area Director
Donnie Watts, Board Member
Sandra Bradberry, Area Director
Area VII - James Morris
Carolyn Brooks, Board Member
James Morris, Area Director
Sharon Johnson, Board Member
Linda Derden, Area Director
ARTA is a professional, not-for-profit membership organization. We are dedicated to protecting the interests of retirees receiving benefits from the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System and to promoting the personal, professional, social and economic interests of all current and future retired education personnel.
ARTA leadership is provided by a volunteer board of directors. They employ an executive director who carries out board directives and employs the staff needed to manage the day-to-day operations of the association.
ARTA is divided into eight membership areas. Area leadership councils serve as the liaison between the ARTA leadership and staff and the counties in their area. Each county is encouraged to establish and maintain at least one local membership unit.
Local units are given some guidelines from the state office regarding their structure and function, but are otherwise autonomous in their operation.
ARTA currently has more than 12,500 active members. Membership is open to anyone who participates in the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System or who supports the mission of ARTA.
ARTA hosts an annual convention in the fall of each year. All members are invited to participate in the event, which includes a business session, educational sessions, presentation of awards and scholarships, a silent auction, vendors and exhibits.
Parsons-Burnett Scholarship Grants
ARTA awards competitive scholarship grants for practicing educators in Arkansas's public schools to further their graduate study.
Area councils conduct a conference each spring to elect officers and to share current information between local members and the state leadership and staff.
Area Spring Conferences
Frequently Asked Questions