212 Graduate Education Building
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Leesa Foreman earned a Master of Science Degree in Special Education, focusing on Multicultural Education, and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Science, focusing on ethnic and minority studies, from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She has over 15 years of classroom experience and has worked with students in every grade level from 1st through 12th grades in both the general and special education settings in elementary and secondary private, public, and public charter schools. Most recently she also worked as a part time administrator and curriculum coach. She holds dual licensure in elementary and special education and is NCLB highly qualified in six different content areas. Leesa has presented at several national conferences and served on a charter school governing board and as chairperson on a charter school foundation board. She moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas from the Big Island of Hawaii to pursue a Ph.D. in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. She is a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow and some of her research interests include school choice, teacher quality and standardized assessments.