Sanford Tollette is the Executive Director of Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sanford was born in Hope, Arkansas, and later moved to Little Rock where he attended Little Rock Central High School. He then went on to the University of Arkansas where he received a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. While at the University he served as the first black drum major for the Marching Razorbacks. He taught for 5 years in the Pulaski County and Little Rock School Districts and served one year as Environmental Education Head Instructor for the Little Rock School District before working full time at Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp.
Sanford received the Michael Stratton Outstanding Practitioner’s Award from the International Association of Experiential Education and was selected to present the Kurt Hahn Address at the international conference in 2004. Most recently he received the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr., Commission Drum Majors Award and the Just Communities of Central Arkansas (JCCA) Father Joseph Biltz Award. He has also received the Human and Civil Rights Citizen Award from the Arkansas Education Association, the Liberty Bell award from the Arkansas Bar Association, the Leadership award from FBI director William Sessions, and was a finalist in the Arkansas Business Award for Executive Director of a Nonprofit Organization. Sanford has served on many coalitions and committees. Sanford is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the Downtown Kiwanis Club of Little Rock, the American Camp Association, and the Association of Experiential Education. Currently, he serves on the Child Welfare Agency Licensing Review Board of the Arkansas Department of Human Services and on the Central High Museum Board. Sanford is married and has two sons and two daughters. His hobbies include the harmonica, sports and games, travel, good conversation and working with children.
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