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ADE Teacher of the Year Susanna Post

Susanna Post, a math and business technology teacher at Belle Point Alternative Center in Fort Smith, was named the 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

As a teacher for the past five years, she has used her previous experience in the oil and gas business to help connect students with the world outside the classroom. (Read more)

Informed Care Strategies for the New School Year:

Helping Students and Staff Cope in Difficult Times

August 13, 2021

This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of trauma, how it impacts child development, and what it looks like in the classroom. The presentation will also highlight key strategies school personnel can use to support students and staff impacted by trauma, and will feature resources available through the new Arkansas Trauma Resource Initiative for Schools.

Register Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5383530403602080784 



The Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators is an organization whose membership is made up of teachers and administrators responsible for providing effective education programs in alternative environments throughout the state. A.A.A.E. has three main goals:


  • Provide an instrument through which educators can communicate and network statewide with other Alternative Educators.
  • Gather and disseminate information which is relevant to Alternative Educators.
  • Provide a unified voice for Alternative Education practitioners in Arkansas.



ArkansasIDEAS invites you to

‘Sit with Us’

to learn about bullying prevention!

Bullying is a major problem in our society, and it affects the physical, emotional, and academic health of our children and youth. Moreover, the experience of peer mistreatment can leave invisible scars for all involved—the victims, the bystanders, and the bullies themselves.

Sit With Us: Anti-Bullying Strategies for Arkansas Schools (ERC20073) is available now on ArkansasIDEAS.org.

We call you to join our distinguished panel, including national expert Dr. Charisse Nixon and veteran Arkansas educators, as they explore conversations on bullying through the lens of problem-solve simulated scenarios based on in-the-trenches experiences.

This course meets the requirements of Act 1029 of 2019.


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