Dr. Bettye Gragg, a Monticello educator for more than 35 years, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors. Gragg will serve a three-year term on the 12-member board, which serves in an advisory capacity to the university.
Gragg currently works for the Monticello School District as federal programs coordinator, district assessment coordinator, equity and grievance coordinator, English as a second language coordnator, 504 coordinator, and district chair of the Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
She is a 1979 UAM graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and certifications in early childhood and middle school social studies. She holds a master’s degree in elementary education from UA-Fayetteville, a second master’s degree in guidance and counseling from UA-Little Rock, and an educational doctorate (Ed.D.) in educational administration and supervision from UALR.
Gragg has served as a teacher’s aide, fourth and fifth grade mathematics and kindergarten teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, and as an adjunct instructor in UAM’s School of Education.