Coffman is currently director of professional development.She has also served as literacy program manager for Arkansas Department ofEducation, instructional facilitator for Pocahontas Public Schools, literacyspecialist at the Northeast Education Service Cooperative and elementaryteacher at Hoxie Public Schools.
Coffman holds a bachelor of science in education and amaster of science in education. In addition, she has previously served as adjunctprofessor, GED instructor and private school educator.
"I look forward to working with Commissioner Kimbrell andhis team and with school leaders across Arkansas," said Coffman.
Coffman will assume her new position June 17.