Joy Charles Springer
Joy Charles Springer
Joy Charles Springer was born in Ogemaw, Ouachita County, Arkansas where she attended Stephens High School. In August, 1974, she enrolled at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. After three years, she completed a BSBA degree in General Business with a minor in Economics. As a result of her work with John W. Walker, P.A., she completed a Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and later obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Administration.
For over twenty years she has worked as an education monitor for John W. Walker, P.A. Her most notable work has been in the long standing Little Rock school desegregation case where she worked as an advocate for the African American class members and monitored the Pulaski County school districts’ compliance with their desegregation plans.
At an early age, Springer has worked in the community in an advocacy role. She joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) while still in high school and subsequently became a life member of the NAACP. Springer has also worked tirelessly in her church. She became a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in her youth. After moving to Little Rock, she joined Ward Chapel A.M.E church where she has worked as Church Treasurer, Usher, Stewart and Layman. Her church has recognized her as Outstanding Layman of the Year and various other awards. While in college, she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the oldest and finest Greek lettered organization established by African American college women. To this day, Springer exemplifies many of her sorority’s goals, i.e., a women of proven leadership, involved in advocacy and service dedicated to improving the quality of life of citizens within her community.
Springer is the wife of Horace L. Springer, III for more than thirty years. They have no children other than the children that Springer met during her years of service to the community.