Connections: Fayetteville Public Schools announces general counsel

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Mary Claire Hyatt joined Fayetteville Public Schools on Sept. 20 as general counsel for the school district.

“We are very happy to welcome Mary Claire Hyatt to our administrative team,” Superintendent Dr. John L. Colbert said. “She comes to us with impressive credentials, especially in education law, and we are confident that she will be an excellent addition to our team.”

Hyatt previously worked for the Arkansas Department of Education, where she was an attorney supervisor. She was also an attorney for the department. Before that, Hyatt was an attorney for Legal Aid of Arkansas.

Hyatt earned her bachelor’s degree in American studies from Hendrix College. She graduated magna cum laude from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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