Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Beginning Administrator Program

                       (Experienced out of state or returning Administrators only)

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A Beginning Administrator is defined as someone employed as an administrator having less than one year of administrative experience. The Beginning Administrator Induction Program is designed to provide a new administrator support and assistance from a trained mentor in order for the Beginning Administrator to develop leadership skills based on the Arkansas Building and District Leaders Evaluation System known as the Leader Excellence and Development System (LEADS). LEADS standards are based on the Standards for School Leaders by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) of 2008.


The goal of mentoring is to provide support and focused feedback with regard to skills, professional behavior, and relevant, continuous professional growth for the first year administrator. Administrators with an Administrator License Completion Plan (ALCP) are mentored until the plan is completed up to three years. The mentor assists the Beginning Administrator with implementation of the Professional Growth Plan which is developed by the Beginning Administrator and his/her evaluator



For more information, please contact:

Renee Nelson, Teacher and Leader Support Program Advisor

Arkansas Department of Education

Office of Educator Effectiveness

Four Capitol Mall, Box 5

Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-9850

Fax: 501-682-5118

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