Arkansas Arts Academy would like to welcome David Hanson to our staff! Mr. Hanson, who accepted the position of Director of Student Services late in 2017, is originally from Wisconsin but has lived in the NWA area for the past fourteen years. He has a Masters degree in Special Education from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and has certifications in many areas, including Language Therapy and Dyslexia. Mr. Hanson has extensive experience working with special needs children, IEPs, and 504s. He has three children attending AAA; a nine-year-old and seven-year-old twins. You can email him at