Register Now! 2021 ArkASPA DIGITAL Drive-In Conference

ArkASPA Spring Digital Drive-In Conference - February 23, 2021-Virtual Only

The ArkASPA Conference will be held virtually on February 23, 2021.  The theme of the conference is Hiring and Best Personnel Practices in a New Era. The conference will feature sessions led by state and national practitioners who will share the latest information in human capital practices.  Registration is now open!
8:00-8:15WelcomeFred Lilly, President, ArkASPA

Hiring in 2021 and Beyond: Virtual Engagement, Cultivation, and Recruitment to Hire and Retain the Best.

Craig Chin, Urban School Human Capital Academy 
9:30-10:15Teacher of the Year - Virtual EducationJoel Lookado, Springdale Public Schools, 2020 Teacher of the Year
10:15-11:00 Retention and Recruitment: Why Culture  and Climate Matter and What Schools can do About it?  Mark Gotcher, Superintendent, Russellville School District
11:00-11:45Licensure Updates and Licensure Exceptions Karli Saracini, Assistant Commissioner of Educator Effectiveness  and Melissa Jacks, Educator Licensure, DESE
11:45-12:30Lunch Break 
12:30-1:15Minority Recruitment PlansOliver Dillingham, Lasonia Johnson, Lance LeVar,  Daisy Reyes, Equity Assistance Center, DESE
1:15-2:30Selection and Best Practices in Hiring: Equity in the Workplace and Minority RecruitmentKim Level, Dean of the School of Education UAM, Monticello Dr. Kim Bloss, Dean of the College of Education SAU, Magnolia Dr. Linda Bean, Dean of the College of Education ATU, Russellville Vernita O. Bowens, Director of Professional  Development & Student Engagement Philander Smith, Little Rock Dr. Charity O. Smith, College of Education Philander Smith  Dr. Wanda Y. Newell, Interim Dean of Education, UAPB, Pine Bluff
2:45-3:15Legislative Updates Mike Hernandez, Executive Director, AAEA