Reginald Ballard

Community Consultant, Excel by Eight

Reginald Ballard brings nearly a decade of experience in the educational sector to Excel by Eight. A Little Rock Central High School graduate, he learned early how social justice and an equitable education can be a driving force for systemic advancement. This long-standing commitment to create positive change led him to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he served as class president and oversaw a public school mentorship program. After obtaining his Master of Teaching from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, he became a school leader for middle and high school youth. During his career, he has also designed education programs for nonprofit organizations and leveraged his University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service degree as a domestic and international consultant.

As a child, I wanted to grow up to be: a judge. I would pretend to be one when playing with friends as they were cops and lawyers.

My childhood heroes were: my parents and siblings. I am the youngest of four and looked to mom, dad, sisters, and brother as examples of what I could be in life.