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NEARK Spring Principals' Conference 2013

ASTATE Education Renewal Zone-Dr. Rick Hux, Director

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

NEARK Spring Principals' Conference 2013

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NEARK Spring Principals’ Conference

For Practicing, New, and Aspiring Principals

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Free Lunch Included


         Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Karen Cushman           

“TESS and LEADS Implementation”

Sponsored By:

Northeast Arkansas Principals Association

Arkansas State University College of Education

ASU Education Renewal Zone



Roundtable Breakout Session Topics and Principal Type


Recommended for Aspiring or New Principals

1.      School Discipline; Do’s and Don’ts  -  Led by Robin Baugher and Steve Landers (Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)

 2.     School Management Issues; Smaller Districts vs. Larger Districts  - Led by Hugh Inman (Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)

 3.      Planning a Master Schedule – Led by Chad Jordan  and Chanda Walker(Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)


Recommended for Practicing and New Principals

 4.     Implementing TESS and LEADS - Led by Dr. Karen Cushman (Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)

 5.     Scheduling “Concurrent College Classes” in your high school – Led by Danny Kopp (Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)


Open to all Participants

 6.     Implementing Common Core Standards 9-12  -  Led by Dawn Bessee and Fran McDonald, CRESC (Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)

 7.     Special Education  - Led by Cathelene Arnold and Dr. Joe Nichols(Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)

 8.     Adding Principal Licensure and 100 Hour Internship; The Process – Led by Dr. Annette Hux(Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)

 9.     PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) Led by OBRE Group  (Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)

 10.  Curricular Implementation of ELA Common Core State Standards from PARCC – Led by Dr. Dixie Keyes (Only available Session 1)

 11Parental and Community Involvement; Avoiding Barriers and How it Can Enhance School Effectiveness – Led by Teryn Spears  (Repeated Sessions 1 and 2)


If you will be bringing an aspiring principal(s) with you, and we hope you will, please refer that person to this website.


 Schedule for the Conference


8:30 – 9:00             Registration (Refreshments served)

9:00 – 9:15             Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10:15           Keynote  Address by Dr. Karen Cushman

10:15– 10:30          Questions from the floor


10:45   11:35       Breakout Session 1

11:40  – 12:30        Breakout Session 2

12:40 – 1:30           Lunch and Dismissal

 Golf Anyone? Seems like there will be time.




Have questions about NEARK Spring Principals' Conference 2013? Contact ASTATE Education Renewal Zone-Dr. Rick Hux, Director

When & Where

Arkansas State University - Student Union
Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

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ASTATE Education Renewal Zone-Dr. Rick Hux, Director

Office of the ASU Education Renewal Zone

This conference is being organized by the office of the Education Renewal Zone for the College of Education and Behavioral Science - School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arkansas State University. 

The ERZ has the responsibility to assist the public schools in Northeast Arkansas with collaborations among universities and other resource providers for improved educational services and the enhancement of educational opportunities that will ultimately improve student achievement.


The ERZ office may be contacted:

Phone: 870-972-2049

email: rhux@astate.edu or mspence@astate.edu

or Online at: http://www.astate.edu/college/education/services/erz/


Dr. Rick Hux, ERZ Director

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Spence, Assistant ERZ Director


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