Recruitment & Retention

Novice Teacher Mentoring

Our novice teacher program supports and assists the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) vision, mission, and goals regarding the successful growth of novice teachers so that they continue their growth toward becoming effective educational leaders who enjoy and remain in the profession.

As DESE is transforming Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education, APSRC seeks to further that vision by deepening the knowledge and skills of teachers and administrators in Arkansas so that they lead students to a deeper understanding and application of the knowledge and skills required to reach his/her individual potential.


Year 1 - Inspire and Motivate 

Year 2 - Engage and Guide

Year 3 - Coach and Reflect

According to ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RULES GOVERNING EDUCATOR SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT, a “Novice teacher” means a teacher who has completed less than three (3) school years of public school classroom teaching experience. 4.18.1 “Novice teacher” includes a teacher of record holding a provisional license.  

Cheryl Blue

Mentoring Program Specialist 


1401 W. Capitol, Suite 315

Little Rock, AR 72201

Office: 501-492-4300


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