Assistant Director of Special Populations; Executive Leadership Team
Bachelor’s Degree, Early Childhood Education, University of Arkansas; Master’s Degree, Special Education, Arkansas State
University; completing Educational Specialist degree, Administration, Arkansas State University
Heather Scroggins began teaching in 2008 and joined Arkansas Connections Academy (Arkansas Connections Academy) in 2020.
She brought with her a broad and deep understanding of special education. Ms. Scroggins shares her experience below.
Why I Became an
I became a teacher to ensure that all students have great teachers. I’ve always taught special education, ranging from
preschool through sixth grade, and have worked with all types of students. I decided to become an administrator so I
could help make great teachers.
What I love most about Arkansas Connections Academy is that we’re able to tailor student learning in a way that lets
them work at their own pace in an environment that fosters their individuality. As an online school, we customize
student learning to meet individual needs.
The Online School Experience at Arkansas Connections Academy
Arkansas Connections Academy helps prepare students for the future not only by teaching them what they need to learn,
but by helping them develop autonomy and personal responsibility. They leave with such a highly developed sense of
personal responsibility. What makes the Arkansas Connections Academy school community so special is the relationships
that are established. So many people think you cannot connect virtually, but the bonds that are made are second to none.
There isn’t a single student who learns the same way or at the same rate as another. Arkansas Connections Academy
provides the individuality students need to be the most successful version of themselves. We encourage students to take
ownership of their learning, and that leads to a more meaningful purpose for learning itself.
Arkansas Connections Academy provides the individuality students need to be the most successful version of themselves.
— Ms. Scroggins
Some Personal Interests
I’ve been married to my husband Neal for 18 years, and we have two beautiful kids. Our son is 12 and our
daughter is 11. We also have three crazy dogs. I love to sing and
redecorate every room in my house. I am the person who has seasonal decorations up, which the kids and I love, and my
wonderful husband tolerates!