Arkansas School for
Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, Hot Springs
Alderdice was appointed director of ASMSA in 2012, and he now is the school’s longest-serving director. Since joining ASMSA’s community of learning, he has worked to bring national prestige to the state’s only public residential high school for talented students while developing new programs in computer science, entrepreneurship, global learning and visual arts that underscore the unique opportunities available through the school’s “college bridge” experience. During his tenure, ASMSA has been listed among the nation’s top 25 “public elite” high schools by Newsweek, The Daily Beast, The Washington Post and the Jay Matthews Challenge Index.