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Leadership Team


Dr. Valerie Tatum


Having founded Covenant Keepers in 2008, Dr. Tatum serves as the school's Director. She is responsible for the successful management of the school district and provides leadership in meeting the vision adopted by the school's Board. Dr. Tatum is responsible for implementing all Board decisions and managing the school in accordance with Federal and Arkansas law and Board policies. She also has responsibilities related to students, the instructional program, personnel, non-instructional operations, and the community. Dr. Tatum is the primary liaison between the school and the State. In this capacity, she is responsible for documenting and reporting compliance with all State and Federal regulations and staying abreast of current legislation and changes in policy at the State and Federal levels.


Marquita Hill

Assistant to the Director

Marquita Hill attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has been with Covenant Keepers since its inception. In addition to serving as the director's assistant, she is also liaison to the school board. She is honored to be able to serve the southwest Little Rock community.


Laurette Whipps

Instructional Facilitator

Laurette Whipps' goal is to help students reach their highest potential. She believes Middle School Language Arts is the forum for students to explore and understand the past, present, and future through literature and writing. She hopes that through encouragement, support, and fun, Language Arts will successfully educate and hopefully inspire our young writers and readers to become authors.


Cassie Fikes

Lead Teacher

Cassie Fikes's father served in the United States Navy, so she has lived in many different states. She was born in Florida and raised all over the country, living in Virginia, Washington, California, New York, Virginia (again), and Hawaii. Her family eventually settled in Conway. Mrs. Fikes graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in History and Secondary Education.