ATC staff recently completed the selection process for our first application deadline of the year. For the Jan 1 expedited deadline, we received an additional 17 new applications, interviewed 16 more applicants, and accepted 12 fellows.
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A graduate research team from the Clinton School of Public Service partnered with Arkansas Teacher Corps during the 2022-23 school year to explore the most salient factors for recruitment, retention, and attrition of teachers in Arkansas. Administrative support at the building level is the most salient factor for teacher retention. The team developed "Grow Your Own" Playbook with a checklist for administrators and check-in template for teachers aligned to the 5C's of administrative support that foster teacher retention.
It's been a busy first semester for ATC's newest recruiter, Whitney Carter, as she has hit the road crisscrossing the state to get the word out about Arkansas Teacher Corps! From Jonesboro to Helena to Pine Bluff, hear Whitney's cheerful voice on your favorite radio station encouraging you to apply.
Meeting together in-person for the first time since February 2021, the Arkansas Teacher Corps staff met at the beautiful DeGray Lake State Park Resort in Bismarck, AR for a beginning-of-year kickoff retreat. Over the course of two days, the ATC team learned more about each other, normed on expectations for communication and collaboration, and set shared goals for recruiting and retaining even more fellows in the Arkansas Delta.