Mrs. Mary Beth Hatch has been tapped to join the North Little Rock School District as the Coordinator of School Innovation. She comes to NLRSD from the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, where she serves as the State STEM Integration Specialist.
Mrs. Hatch will begin this role on July 1, 2022.
In this role, Mrs. Hatch will be responsible for implementing the Superintendent’s E4 the FutureDistrict Transformational Model, which is aimed to create innovative schools in new or creative ways to existing instructional and administrative practices that are intended to improve academic performance and learning for all students.
Prior to joining the Arkansas Department of Education, Mrs. Hatch served as the Director of
Workforce Services at North Arkansas College. She managed college internships and
apprenticeships, along with community and industry partnerships. Her professional career in
education began as a Second Grade Teacher in Terrell, Texas. She also taught in Harrison Public Schools, teaching Third Grade and Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) on the secondary level. In 2019, she earned the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
“I welcome this opportunity with the North Little Rock School District,” said Mrs. Hatch. “I am
ready to implement the Superintendent’s vision to transform learning, which will better prepare
students for the global workforce,” she said.
Mrs. Hatch earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from the
University of Central Arkansas.
“I am excited to welcome Mrs. Hatch to the North Little Rock School District,” said Dr. Gregory
J. Pilewski, Superintendent of the North Little Rock School District. “She will play a pivotal role
in transforming the way our students learn and our teachers teach. I look forward to her
leadership,” he added.
The Coordinator of School Innovation is one of the reorganized Central Office Administration
positions in the North Little Rock School District, which Dr. Pilewski proposed in the NLRSD
Central Office Administration Reorganization Plan (Phase I) and presented at the Regular Board Meeting in February. The plan was created to improve the level of services and support to school leaders and classroom teachers to drive continuous improvement in student learning.