Teki Winston to Direct 4-H Youth Programs at UAPB

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

Teki Winston - Photo 2015Teki Winston has been appointed Extension Specialist/Director of 4-H/Youth Programs and Recruitment for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences (SAFHS).

In this position, she is responsible for establishing and supporting 4-H clubs in middle and high schools. Also, she is serving as the SAFHS contact to the Office of Enrollment Management, and she will manage the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture SAFHS capacity building grant and serve as co-advisor of the UAPB collegiate 4-H club.

Prior to this position, Winston has served UAPB as assistant to the SAFHS dean, an instructor in the Department of Human Sciences where she continues to teach and as a Spanish teacher in the UAPB Upward Bound Program.

No stranger to Extension or the Pine Bluff community, she is a Jefferson County Master Gardener and has served as a commissioner for Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Commission and as chair of the Interagency Coordinating Council for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

Winston has more than 15 years of experience in education which includes as a special education teacher trainer in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic; a developmental therapist with Jenkin’s Memorial Center, Pine Bluff; and as a reading instructor.

She has a master’s degree in special education from the University of Georgia, Athens; and a bachelor’s degree in child development from Spelman College, Atlanta.

“Teki knows both the UAPB and Pine Bluff communities well. Her history of community service and involvement should prove an asset in her new position,” said Dr. Edmund Buckner, interim dean/director, 1890 Research and Extension program.

Working closely with Winston are Ashley Jones, 4-H program assistant, and John Proctor, research assistant. Schools or communities interested in a 4-H community or school club can contact Winston at (870) 575-8538.

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