I am excited, honored and humbled to serve as the president of Arkansas ASCD (AASCD). Our organization is an amazing association of diverse educational leaders from across the great state of Arkansas. Arkansas ASCD has been an affiliate of National Association of Curriculum and Development for 60 years. We join the national office in believing that the demands of the 21st century require a new approach to education to fully prepare students for college, career, and citizenship. Research, practice, and common sense confirm that a whole child approach to education will develop and prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow by addressing students' comprehensive needs through the shared responsibility of students, families, schools, and communities. The whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success. Our organization strives to assist in providing resources to ALL school leaders to ensure success for ALL students.
Through the collaborative efforts of our membership, Arkansas ASCD stays at the forefront of whatever is happening in the state that will affect the services we provide and the people we support. We truly strive to be a service organization for ALL educators. If you are new to Arkansas ASCD or are considering becoming a member, I would recommend that you check out our website, contact our members, and see what we are all about. If you are considering becoming a member I suggest you “take the plunge”. We will help you to stay informed and get involved in shaping the future of education.
Sheena M. Powers-Williamson
President, Arkansas ASCD