Forward Arkansas Invites NCTR to Present at Statewide Teacher Prep Convening


April 2, 2024 — In March, the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) joined Forward Arkansas, a nonprofit that hosted the Design Collaborative, for a statewide convening focused on supporting teacher preparation programs and school districts to examine problems of practice and exchange ideas and strategies to improve the recruitment, preparation, and retention of educators, with a special emphasis on teacher residency programs.

NCTR’s CEO Kathlene Campbell, Ph.D., and Chief Growth Officer Jill Pitner led participants in sessions to examine research-based recruitment practices, resulting in high-quality, diverse teacher residents. Pitner said, “We had so much fun learning together, we had to take a picture!”


In the Photo: NCTR’s Chief Growth Officer Jill Pitner and CEO Kathlene Campbell, Ph.D., take a photo with school of education leaders and faculty from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, district leaders from Pine Bluff School District, and school of education leaders from Henderson State University.