Quest Academy of West Little Rock

  • Stephany Brown | Campus Director
  • Hollie Kennedy | Secretary
  • Rhonda Bradford| Director of Federal Programs and Professional Development
  • Spencer Blount | Math
  • Jessica Sosnoski | English Language Arts
  • LeAnn Smoot | Fine Arts
  • Brittany Senn | Athletic Director and PE
  • Melissa Muse | EAST, English Language Arts
  • Teddy Gonzales | Science

Meet Our Staff

Campus Director

Stephany Brown - smbrown@responsiveed.com

I am working on my eighteenth year as an educator. Throughout my teaching career, I have taught all secondary science classes for grades 7-12. In 1996, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. I began working for a school district part-time doing adult education and substitute teaching. I decided that education was my calling, so I enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at UAM. I also recently completed a program of study through Arkansas State University, and became licensed in the area of K-12 Building Administration.

When I'm not educating, I enjoy spending time with my family; my husband of 22 years, my two sons, and a bonus son and daughter. We enjoy outdoor activities, camping, hiking, canoeing, etc.

Director of Federal Programs and Professional Development

Rhonda Bradford - rbradford@responsiveed.com

I have been in the field of education for 31 years. Twenty-four of the thirty-one have been at the administration level. I have served as HS and MS Asst. Principal, HS Principal, Asst. Superintendent, and Superintendent. I spent my career, prior to retiring, in two different school districts, Mayflower School District and the Quitman School District. I retired after 28.5 yrs of service, then returned to the education arena as Federal Finance Coordinator for ResponsiveEd.


Hollie Kennedy - hkennedy@responsiveed.com

I have been a Administrative Assistant for 10 years now first at a traditional public school and now at Quest. Without a doubt Quest has been my favorite. I love kids and being involved in a school. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family. I have 7 kids 4 that are mine and 3 bonus (husband's kids).

Meet Our Faculty


Teddy Gonzales


Spencer Blount - sblount@responsiveed.com

Mr. Blount is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Master of Arts in Teaching. He is highly motivated to see students succeed in their academic endeavors.

English Language Arts

Jessica Sosnoski - jjones@responsiveed.com

All in all, Jessica is a Francophile, a lover of Medieval history, a lover of poetry and classic literature; she loves gardening, cooking, crafting, watching movies and TV, and golfing. Her charming, sweet, and intelligent puppies, Gatsby and Daisy, are her children for now; she just adores them. An alumna of University of Central Arkansas majoring in both French and English, she is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar who started a Masters Degree in Lyon, France at l'Université Lumière Lyon 2 majoring in French Medieval Literature. This school year, 2019-2020, marks her 12th year of teaching English in Central Arkansas public schools. Before her public school teaching, she taught French to elementary students at a Montessori school; she taught French to high school students in a summer Upward Bound camp at ASU-Beebe; and she taught French Literature in full French immersion to high school students a summer French Concordia Language Village in Hackensack, Minnesota. She’s taught a myriad of subjects: 6-12th grade ELA, Elementary French, French I and II, Creative Writing, Oral Communications, ACT Prep, CBA, Spanish I, and Keyboarding.

Fine Arts

LeAnn Smoot - lsmoot@responsiveed.com

LeAnn Smoot teaches Music, Art, and Drama for 6-12 grades. She freelanced in Theater as a playwright, designer, actor, composer, choreographer, director and set painter for over 20 years. She also worked as a designer for indoor and outdoor textural applications in Central Arkansas, as well as sponsoring/hostessing fundraising art events and being a freelance artist. She received her BA in Theatre from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a minor in dance, art and music. She has had the pleasure of representing the arts on morning TV shows, newspapers and magazine articles for her accomplishments in the visual and performing arts. In 2017, LeAnn was a scholarship recipient for the Artist Inc. program in music, playwriting, and art.

Social Sciences

Jessica Chaney - jchaney@responsiveed.com

Athletic Director and Physical Education

Brittany Senn - bsenn@responsiveed.com


Melissa Muse - mmuse@responsiveed.com

Melissa Muse is the EAST facilitator for Quest Academy. She was a database administrator for a Fortune 500 company for 15 years. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She believes students often learn better through hands-on experience, so in EAST students learn more from “breaking” something and fixing it themselves, than being told step by step how to solve the problem.

Special Education

Jennifer Baker - jlbaker@responsiveed.com