LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Reform Alliance, whose mission is to ensure every K-12 student in Arkansas has equal access to world-class education, has hired veteran communicator Spencer Watson to serve as communications director.

“We are excited to have Spencer join us to help tell the stories of students and parents who prioritize the value of education,” said Emmy Henley, managing director of The Reform Alliance. “He will help ensure the voice of The Reform Alliance is part of a conversation that begins and ends with how education impacts our kids.”

Watson is a 2003 graduate of the University of Arkansas. He has worked in media in and around Little Rock for nearly 20 years, including both journalism and communications. He has served at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and led communications at educational nonprofit the EAST Initiative. He comes to The Reform Alliance from the City of Little Rock, where he served as marking and communications manager.

“I’m thrilled to once again be working in education and helping to secure a better future for Arkansas students, one in which equity is of the highest priority,” said Watson. “As a product of Arkansas schools myself, I want to see today’s students guaranteed all the opportunities a solid education can provide, and I look forward to working with parents, students and educators to ensure they are.”