ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-07-016

Date Created : 12/20/2006


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Hiring personnel

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
A Call to Teach: Pathways to Teacher Licensure

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Christina Villareal

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education Teacher Recruitment and Retention program will host 'A Call to Teach: Pathways to Teaching', a statewide teacher recruitment event, on Saturday, January 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock.

Teacher Recruitment is working to recruit quality individuals into the teaching profession by sponsoring this event to address shortfalls of teachers in subject and geographic critical shortage areas. Attendees may visit with traditional university teacher preparation personnel, two-year Associate of Arts in Teaching program staff, Masters of Arts in Teaching and Non-Traditional Licensure advisors, as well as subject area specialists and Arkansas Department of Education staff. Personnel from the Office of Professional Licensure and the Office of Teacher Quality will be on hand to answer questions. Licensed teachers interested in adding an area of licensure, community members, and school employees interested in becoming teachers will be encouraged to attend.

Superintendents, Education Service Cooperative Directors, Principals and School District Hiring Personnel are encouraged to share this information with licensed teachers wishing to add a degree or area of licensure and with community members and district employees such as substitutes, teacher aides and paraprofessionals wishing to become teachers.

A separate event, the statewide TeachArkansas 2007 Job Fair (which will be held in May) will provide a venue for school districts to recruit licensed teachers for the 2007-2008 school year.

For more information on either event contact:

Christina Villareal


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