ESSA Advisory Teams

The purpose of each advisory team is to address specific sections of the ESSA Consolidated Plan. Members of each advisory team have expertise in the area to be addressed. The following advisory teams worked 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 - Tiffani Grayer, Louis Ferren, Dr. Denise Airola

Worked to design a state accountability system.
 
Tiffani Grayer Coordinator of School Performance and Monitoring
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 19
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-1024
 
Louis Ferren, Unit Leader
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4208
 
Office of Innovation for Education
University of Arkansas
346 N. West Ave. WAAX 23
Fayetteville, AR 72701
 
Link to accountability teamwork: 

District Support - Jayne Green

Worked to design a support system for districts. 
 
Jayne Green, Title I, ESA, and District Support
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR 72201 
Phone: 501-682-2395
Fax: 501-682-5136
 
Link to district support team work:

Educator Equity and Effectiveness - Karli Saracini

Worked to design components of the plan focused on Title II regarding equity, educator preparation and effectiveness.
 
Karli Saracini, Assistant Commissioner
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Educator Effectiveness and Licensure
 
Link to educator equity and effectiveness team work: 

Assessment - Rachel Horn

Worked to develop an assessment system that meets all ESSA requirements.
 
Rachel Horn, Director of Student Assessment
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 305-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4558
 
Link to assessment team work: 

English Learners - Tricia Kerr  

Worked 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 Elementary and Secondary Education
Learning Services 
NWAESC
4 North Double Springs Road
Farmington, AR 72730
Office: 479-267-7450 ext 334
Fax: 479-267-7456
 
Link to English Learners team work: