Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of ERZs Announce Cohort III High Reliability Teacher Candidates

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COM-22-096
Memo Date
12/20/2021
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Informational
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Central Administration
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; Test Coordinators; General Business Managers; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; Bookkeepers; School Counselors; Techstart Coordinators or Contact Name; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); Child Nutrition Directors/Managers; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts); Facilities / Maintenance Director

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  The Office of Education Renewal Zones (ERZs) is pleased to announce, sponsor, and support Cohort III in their pursuit of the High Reliability Teacher (HRT) Certification. The HRT certification encourages and celebrates teacher effectiveness.  Participants will receive intensive support as they implement and deepen their understanding of instructional strategies and student learning for a cycle of continuous improvement. The ERZs provide an opportunity for the candidates to complete the first two courses of the certification which is developed and supported by Marzano Resources.

The High Reliability Teacher certification has three certification levels with coursework and coaching at each level. At the completion of levels 1 and 2, an educator qualifies for the Master Teacher Professional designation, a career continuum for teachers who love to teach and want to impact students from the classroom.  The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) recognizes the critical role of teacher efficacy in student achievement, and the Master Teacher Professional designation is one opportunity ADE has established to reward excellent teachers and keep their talents in the classroom.

  Congratulations to the following Cohort III HRT candidates:

Name District School
Alexi  Cuevas Fort Smith School District Spradling Elementary
Alison (Ali) Sampson Fort Smith School District Ballman Elementary
Alma Flores Fort Smith School District Hackett Elementary 
Ashley Adams Fort Smith School District Hackett Elementary 
Brianna Cowling Benton School District Benton Jr. High School
Ginnie  Sellers Hermitage School District Hermitage High School
Julie Beck Greenwood School District Westwood Elementary
Kelley  Darr Fort Smith School District Spradling Elementary
Kimberly  Gillman Fort Smith School District Raymond F. Orr Elementary
Kristel Knubley Fort Smith School District Raymond F. Orr Elementary
Kyra Bell Pulaski County Special School District Landmark Elementary
Mallory Sanders Lisa Academy Lisa Academy West Elementary School
Nicole  Franklin Fort Smith School District Raymond F. Orr Elementary
Payton Goins Fort Smith School District Morrison Elementary
Rachel Carter Fort Smith School District Harry C. Morrison Elementary
Rhonda Connell Danville School District SC Tucker Elementary School
Shirley  Davis Hackett School District Hackett Elementary 
Sydney McCain Fort Smith School District Ballman Elementary

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