June 12, 2014-Little Rock-Executive Director Dr. Tony Prothro is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Butcher and Boyce Watkins will join the ASBA staff July 1. Dr. Butcher is currently serving as Superintendent of the Centerpoint School District. She will replace Horace Smith, who retired in January, as Director of Board Development. Mr. Watkins retired last year as Superintendent of the Atkins School District. As Director of Advocacy he will provide direction for ASBA's legislative agenda. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, he will closely monitor issues and examine the potential impact on education. "Dr. Butcher and Mr. Watkins have extensive knowledge of school district operations and understand the value of school board members as the leading advocates for public education," said Prothro. "Their experience and their passion for Student-Focused Leadership will greatly benefit our work."