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Memo Number : LS-08-051

Date Created : 11/02/2007

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Alice Barnes Rose, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
GT Education-Faculty Positions Available at Arkansas Governor's School

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-42-106

Contact Person:
Ann M. Biggers, Administrator, Programs for Gifted Education

Phone Number:
501-682-4224

E-mail:
ann.biggers@arkansas.gov

The Arkansas Governor’s School will be conducted June 15 – July 26, 2008, at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. An orientation and preparation period, beginning June 9, 2008, will precede the school opening.

The Arkansas Department of Education is currently accepting faculty applications from educators and other professionals for teaching positions at the 2008 school in three broad areas: those in specific academic disciplines; those dealing with the conceptual development of the students; and those aiding the personal growth and development of the students. The academic specialty areas are choral music, drama, instrumental music, language arts, mathematics, natural science (including a new discipline in the area of health science), social science, and visual arts. These classes center on concepts and theory with an emphasis on twentieth and twenty-first century thought. The conceptual development classes include a study of philosophy, ethics, and epistemology. The personal growth and development classes focus on psychological theory and personal understanding. Those interested in applying for positions should exemplify the following qualities:

1. extensive knowledge of subject areas;
2. familiarity with 20th and 21st Century theories, concepts, and practices in the area of expertise, and;
3. ability to communicate effectively with high school students of high potential.
Please post the flyer provided with this memorandum on a departmental bulletin board. Governor’s School is committed to achieving diversity (racial, ethnic, gender) in faculty. Therefore, applications from qualified candidates, who contribute to this diversity, are especially encouraged. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 4, 2008.

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