THE FUTURE SCHOOL TEAM

Our team

Boyd Logan

Boyd Logan

Director of Operations & Learning

After completing his undergraduate degree in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas,Boyd Logan began his teaching career as a Freshman Composition instructor while pursuing and completing his Masters in English Literature at the University of Arkansas. He then worked as a copywriter at a major catalog publisher before returning to his true love of education as a teacher at Fayetteville High School.

Boyd has directed organizational development and change leadership in a variety of educational settings and institutions. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and has presented at national conferences on implementation of educational technology, career academies, and instructional strategies for literacy. He is committed to post-­‐secondary planning and placement, internships, externships, community relations, and student empowerment.

Patti Grasso

Patti Grasso

Outreach Team

As a native of Mexico, a mother and grandmother, Patti values community involvement. Patti believes change is needed in Fort Smith if the community wants to progress and keep up with the demands and technology. She believes the Future School will be an asset to our growing community, combining and unifying with the present schools, providing a much-needed change, and reaching more potential college students.

André Good

André Good

Community Partner

With the goal of building greater community development and leadership diversity in Fort Smith, Andre has taken on leadership roles in various projects and organizations including serving as the Fort Smith City Director for Ward 2 since 2008. He also coordinated the Passport to Manhood program, aimed at mentoring the next generation of leaders in Fort Smith. As the commissioner of the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, Andre’ lead the charge in promoting understanding and acceptance of nonviolence and human equality as a way of building community among all Arkansans.

Jackie Flake

Jackie Flake

Future School Board Member

A native of Fort Smith and member of Leadership Fort Smith 2015, Jackie has served in various ministry settings ranging from collegiate ministries to pastoral ministries – including Pastor of Discipleship and Church Planting Pastor – in both Arkansas and Connecticut. After graduating from the Fort Smith Public School system, he went on to earn his Bachelor of Science from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas and then his Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He Jackie also has teaching experience including elementary and higher education in Fort Smith.

Roneka Grooms

Roneka Grooms

Community Partner

Roneka is currently the Unit Director at Stephens Boys & Girls Club and has a passion for working with kids. She decided to be involved with the future school because she believes in giving kids every option of education that will be beneficial to them in the future. She stands firmly behind the school, supporting its vision and is excited to see it come together for the good of the community.

Jason Green

Jason Green

Future School Board Vice President

Jason is active in his community and serves on several local boards including the Westark Area Council – Boy Scouts of America, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Foundation, Sparks Health System and First National Bank.  At Baldor, he is a member of the Baldor Electric Company Foundation Board of Directors where a key focus is supporting educational programs and initiatives.  He also served on the Immaculate Conception School Board for three years. Education, training and development are very important to Jason and play a significant role in his personal and professional life.  He is committed to education and the development of others and will continue to work hard to ensure our educational systems grow in the greater Fort Smith region.

Steve Clark

Steve Clark

Future School Board Treasurer

Most recently, Steve founded Noble Impact, a new education venture in partnership with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. This innovative program teaches entrepreneurship and public service to empower the next generation of problem solvers. Clark is actively involved in the Fort Smith community and serves on the boards of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Foundation, U.S. Marshall Museum, Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Business Improvement District. Clark received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance and banking from the Walton College in 1986.

Trish Richardson

Trish Richardson

Community Partner

Trish is the Director for the Upward Bound Math & Science Program at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with emphasis in Human Resource Development and a Master of Education in Lifelong Learning. Trish has received certification as a Career Development Facilitator. Currently she holds leadership positions with the Smith Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zonta International, and the Fort Smith Community Development Advisory Committee. She is a mentor for Howard Elementary School and is an avid member of Partners in Education with the Fort Smith Public Schools. She believes Future School is going to enhance the education options in Fort Smith through real- world learning experiences, student driven curriculum, and engaging internships.

Jay Richardson

Jay Richardson

Future School Board Member

A Fort Smith Native and Graduate of John Brown University, Vice President of Core Brewing and Distilling, currently sits on multiple Executive boards in Fort Smith area.  Active as a mentor in the community and is a  member of the Fort Smith Round Table.

Brandon Cox

Brandon Cox

Future School Board President

As a son of a retired public school teacher and a father of elementary age twin girls, Brandon is committed and involved in public education. Brandon seeks to find and support new innovative styles in educating future generations as the president of Future School’s board of directors. Brandon currently works at Propak Logistics and provides analysis on investments for Centuria Ventures, as well as provides assistance for startups when needed.

Trish Flanagan

Trish Flanagan

Future School Founder & Superintendent

Trish has spent the past 14 years as an educator working with communities around the United States and abroad. She is the co-founder of Noble Impact, a K-12 education initiative integrating public service with an entrepreneurial mindset. While completing a concurrent master’s degree at the Clinton School of Public Service and the Walton MBA Program, she co-founded Picasolar, an award-winning solar company. At age 19, Trish led vocational training for itinerant teens in Limerick, Ireland and after a stint teaching high school with Teach for America on the US-Mexican border, she pioneered a K-12 school in the Honduran Bay Islands. She was named one of Arkansas Times’ Visionaries of 2013.