Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education THRIVE AR Leadership Academy Cohort 4 and 5 Applications Now Being Accepted

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The Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is excited to share that applications are now open for school districts interested in participating in Cohorts 4 and 5 of the THRIVE AR Leadership Academy. This academy, spanning 9 days, is specifically tailored for building leaders such as counselors, educators, and administrators. Its main objective is to equip participants with the necessary skills to effectively lead a team at the building level. This team will address the behavioral and mental health needs of students across K-12 learning environments. The approach centers on implementing a multi-tiered system of supports that places emphasis on positive behavior supports and data-driven decision-making.

Successfully completing the THRIVE Leadership Academy will result in an endorsement being added to the participant's teaching license. Additionally, participants will successfully complete the academy and portfolio will receive a stipend of $2500 for their commitment and achievement.

Due to space limitations, we encourage you to promptly submit your application by 4:30 PM, Wednesday, September 13, 2023.  DESE will notify Cohort 4 participants by September 20th. These notifications will include information about the subsequent steps and important details for the academy.

We look forward to welcoming motivated educators into Cohorts 4 and 5, as they embark on this enriching journey to enhance their leadership skills and make a positive impact on the behavioral and mental health support systems in their schools.

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