Staff

Melanie Landrum

Melanie Landrum

Executive Director

Melanie Landrum has been an elementary and middle school principal in Tennessee and Arkansas. She received her Bachelor of Education from the University of North Florida and Master of Education from the University of Memphis in Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology/Research. While in Tennessee she led a professional development school partnered with the University of Memphis where she also taught undergraduate studies. While a principal in Arkansas hers was one of three schools in central Arkansas who implemented the A+ Model in 2012.

melanie@uarkaplus.org

Rachel Belmon

Rachel Belmon

Program Director

Rachel has experience with expanding the A+ network across the United States. As an Oklahoma A+ fellow, she had the pleasure of conducting workshops and presenting model lessons with Arkansas A+ during our institute at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Rachel assisted the 2012 Arkansas A+ schools with onsite professional development workshops. She has also worked with Louisiana A+ and has been a part of establishing the Kansas A+ pilot program. She received her bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Langston University and her master’s in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

rachel@uarkaplus.org

Hung Pham

Hung Pham

Fellows Development Coordinator

Hung is the director of the Center for Children and Youth, an endowed initiative of the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions. As part of the ongoing partnership between CCY and Arkansas A+ Schools, Hung serves as A+ Fellows Development Coordinator and acts as a liaison for schools in Northwest Arkansas. Hung is a graduate of the U of A’s Program in Creative Writing & Translation and was a recipient of the 2014 Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship for his fiction.

hung@uarkaplus.org