ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-07-011

Date Created : 10/03/2006


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Co-Op Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Southeast Arkansas Education and Teacher Recruitment Forum

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Christina Villareal

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will host a Southeast Arkansas Education and Teacher Recruitment Forum on Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9, 2006, on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in Monticello, Arkansas, to address the critical need for teachers and the economic impact of education in the southern and eastern regions of the state.

Organized events include:

District Recruitment Model Workshop
Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gibson Center Caucus Room
This workshop will provide recruiters from High Priority school districts with resources and instruction on best practices and policies in recruiting highly qualified teachers for the schools.

Education Partners Reception
Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Gibson Center Capitol Room
This event will provide an opportunity for local Southeast Arkansas educators and school district leaders to meet with business, civic and community members and engage in partnerships in education. The topic will center on the education crisis and the economic impact in Southeast Arkansas, and how the business community can assist in meeting the needs of local school districts and schools of education.

Education Career Fair
Thursday, November 9, 2006, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Gibson Center Green Room
This event is designed to assist Southeast Arkansasí High Priority school districts in the recruitment of licensed teachers and administrators for hard-to-fill vacancies, and to provide information to persons interested in careers in education in Southeast Arkansas.

For additional information contact:
Christina Villareal
Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Arkansas Department of Education
501 Woodlane, Suite 220-C
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-5535 office
501-682-5118 fax


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