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Crystal Beshears

Office of Innovation for Education
Learning Design and Innovation Leader
Fayetteville, AR
Combining 15 years of experience in a variety of educational settings, Crystal Beshears serves as a Learning Design and Innovation Leader for the Office of Innovation for Education at the University of Arkansas. Her diverse work includes: teaching social sciences to secondary students in the Arkansas Delta, supporting state and national school improvement efforts for the U of A and the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and teaching personal development and yoga locally and abroad. From 2009-2014, Crystal led instruction in Lincoln, Arkansas, and considers Lincoln her teaching home. She recently returned to Arkansas after spending a year living abroad in Europe with her youngest daughter, Sam. Crystal's work at OIE includes passionately supporting Schools of Innovation and contributing to research, design, and development dedicated to innovation, particularly innovation for equity.