Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Teacher Recognition

Arkansas has many amazing teachers who show their commitment to student-focused education. They inspire their students, students’ families, and their communities to go above and beyond in all aspects of life. From kind words spoken at the right time to providing additional support to help students learn, teachers empower those around them to believe in themselves and help them obtain the tools to be successful in life. The following programs provide opportunities for outstanding educators in Arkansas to be recognized:

Teacher of the Year

Milken Educator Award

Teacher of the Year



Computer Science
r of the Year


Teacher Appreciation



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Brandy Howell, Educator Impact Coordinator
Phone: 501-683-4786
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State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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