Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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ESSA Advisory Teams

 

The purpose of each advisory team is to address specific sections of the ESSA Consolidated Plan. Members of each advisory team will have expertise in the area to be addressed. The following initial advisory teams will work to formulate this plan: Accountability, Comprehensive School Support and Improvement, Educator Equity and Effectiveness, Assessment, English Learners. Advisory teams will be added on topics if/when needed.

Accountability - Louis Ferren, Dr. Denise Airola

Will work to design a state accountability system.
 
Louis Ferren, Unit Leader
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4208
Email: louis.ferran@arkansas.gov
 
Denise T. Airola, Ph.D., Director
Office of Innovation for Education
University of Arkansas
346 N. West Ave. WAAX 23
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Email: dairola@uark.edu 
 
Link to accountability team work: 
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3TpR-oEMuMxU2pVbG00eWdrZTg?usp=sharing 

Comprehensive School Support and Improvement - Dr. Richard Wilde, Jayne Green

Will work to design a support system for schools in need of identified levels of support. 
 
Richard Wilde Ed.D, Public School Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: 501-683-2501
Email: Richard.Wilde@arkansas.gov
 
Jayne Green, Title I Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR 72201 
Phone: 501-682-4231
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: jayne.green@arkansas.gov
 
Link to comprehensive school support and improvement team work: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxiYBMrUhYcNOFZ5ajIxRUtiY00

Educator Equity and Effectiveness - Ivy Pfeffer

Will work to design components of the plan focused on Title II regarding equity, educator preparation and effectiveness.
 
Ivy Pfeffer, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 103-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4210
Fax: 501-682-1193
Email: Ivy.Pfeffer@arkansas.gov
 
Link to educator equity and effectiveness team work: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxiYBMrUhYcNVjRBa3FzdkZ2c1U

Assessment - Hope Allen

Will work to develop an assessment system that meets all ESSA requirements.
 
Hope Allen, Director of Student Assessment
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 305-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4558
Email: hope.allen@arkansas.gov
 
Link to assessment team work: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By4izIAFDN9LSC0yU1E4WWx2YW8

English Learners - Tricia Kerr  

Will work to ensure all ESSA requirements for ESOL programs are met and will coordinate with other advisory teams so that they are informed of the requirements that impact English Learners. 
 
Tricia Kerr, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services 
NWAESC
4 North Double Springs Road
Farmington, AR 72730
Office: 479-267-7450 ext 334
Fax: 479-267-7456
Email: tricia.kerr@arkansas.gov
 
Link to English Learners team work: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2NnPMGSyXSuNEZINHVRMWtxTVk
 
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