Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Master Principal Designation

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Educator Effectiveness & Licensure
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts)

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If you have successfully completed all three phases of the Master Principal Program as outlined in the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Rules Governing Eligibility and Financial Incentives for the Arkansas Leadership Academy Master Principal Program (§ 4.02.5), you are invited to apply for designation. The process will be conducted in four parts:

  1. Preliminary document submission by August 30, 2021: Designation Intent & Preliminary
  2. Student Performance Sections by October 12, 2021
  3. If the Student Performance Sections scores are high enough, the applicant will complete the Principal Performance Sections and submit by November 30, 2021.
  4. Applicants scoring fours and fives according to the Arkansas Leadership Academy Proficiency Rating guide will be scheduled for a site visit between February 7th and April 1st.


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