Forward Arkansas Adds Former Educator as Senior Operations Associate

Forward Arkansas announced today the expansion of its statewide team with the appointment of Brittney L. Hickman as senior operations associate. Hickman brings more than 28 years of experience in education.

"As an enthusiastic and tenured educator, Brittney brings decades of extensive experience in both the classroom and administration, which affords her a unique perspective on the change and growth of Arkansas’s K-12 system,” said Ben Kutylo, executive director of Forward Arkansas. "Her skill set and experience will be crucial in helping us streamline our day-to-day operations and supporting our team as we expand our work with schools and districts across the state. By expanding our team, we’ll be better positioned to support the unique needs in communities we support."

Before joining Forward Arkansas, Hickman worked at Helen Tyson Middle School in Springdale, where she served for eight years as assistant principal. In this role, she oversaw the school’s day-to-day operations, supported instructional initiatives, organized large-scale projects, and managed Title I/ESA/ESSR budget allocations. Hickman graduated from the University of Arkansas, where she earned her master’s in education administration and bachelor's in elementary education.