ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-09-036

Date Created : 06/10/2009


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Curriculum/Program Administrator

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Beginning Administrator Induction Training July 2009

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Teri G. Dorrough

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Teacher Quality is hosting the Beginning Administrator Induction Training on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 7-9, 2009, at the Airport Holiday Inn in Little Rock. Administrator Mentors must attend both day one and day two (July 7-8) in order to be certified as an Arkansas Administrator Mentor. Beginning Administrators are to attend days two and three (July 8-9).

It is the responsibility of all school districts to assure that each Beginning Building Level Administrator and/or Curriculum/Program Administrator, paired with an assigned practicing administrator mentor, attend and be trained via this program. Administrators in the first, second, or third year of an Administrator Licensure Completion Plan are required to attend this Induction training. Administrators holding an Initial license (employed for the first time as a Building Level Administrator or Curriculum/Program Administrator), or holding a Standard License with less than one-year administrator experience in the state of Arkansas are also required to attend. All Beginning Administrators hired prior to July 19, 2009, and their mentors must attend the July Induction training.

Detailed information regarding this Induction session can be found on the attached Beginning Administrator Induction Training information document. Individual online registrations, by both the Beginning Administrator and the Mentor are required no later than Friday, June 19, 2009. Online registration in advance of this Induction training session is mandatory. Attendees not registered in advance will be turned away. Online registration is available at the following sites:
Beginning Administrator -
Administrator Mentor -


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