AR THRIVE

Arkansas THRIVE is a collaborative project funded through American Rescue Plan to support districts in efforts in developing and sustaining a Multi-Tiered System of Support, so students have access to the personalized academic, behavior, and mental health supports needed to be successful.    

Project Goals

  • GOAL 1: To increase coordination of efforts that support behavior and mental health services and programs.
  • GOAL 2: Increase capacity in developing and sustain evidence based Multi-Tiered Systems of Support that address
    behaviors through a system of positive behavioral supports.
  • GOAL 3: Develop the infrastructure that will best support the needs of the whole child.

DESE will host Cohort 1 of AR THRIVE Leader Academy in the summer of 2022.  More information about this opportunity can be found at COM-22-136.

Training Opportunities 

THRIVE AR Leader Academy - DESE will host Cohort 1 of AR THRIVE Leader Academy in the summer of 2022.  More information about this opportunity can be found at COM-22-136.

THRIVE AR Leader Academy webinar 

THRIVE AR Leader Presentation          

Additional cohorts will open in the fall and spring.  Additional training for district leadership teams and teachers will begin in the 2022-2023 school year.


For more information, please contact:

Russ Sherrill
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Office of Special Education and Federal Program
Phone: 501-326-7797
Email: Russ.Sherrill@ade.arkansas.gov