EDUCATION BOOKLET: Website Describes Poore’s Salary Increase | Episcopal school selects Graham


Website describes Poore’s salary increase

Little Rock School Board members last week approved a $ 36,000 pay raise for Superintendent Mike Poore, describing it as his first raise since becoming superintendent of the Little Rock School District in 2016.

However, a check of Poore’s salary history on the district’s website shows that Poore’s annual salary, which started at $ 225,000 in 2016-17, has increased from $ 9,000 to $ 234,000 per year. during the 2020-21 school year, as well as his contractual number of working days. to augment.

Poore’s first contracts with the district called for a 250-day work year. That went to a 260-day work year in the 2020-22 contract signed by Poore and Arkansas Secretary of Education Johnny Key on April 1, 2020.

Key, at the time, was acting as a school board and supervisor for Poore in what was then the state-controlled Little Rock District.

Poore’s pay increase last year was the result of his unchanged daily pay rate of $ 900 multiplied by the additional 10 days of work.

The Little Rock School Board on Thursday approved an amendment to the 2020-22 contract which provides for an annual salary of $ 270,000 for this 2021-22 school year. All other terms of the contract remain the same, the board decided.

The new daily rate of pay for the Superintendent is $ 1,038.46.

Episcopal school selects Graham

Kellen Graham has been appointed Senior School Principal at Little Rock Episcopal College, effective July 1.

Graham is currently the Principal of the Senior School Division at the Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio.

He was previously Dean of Studies at Cannon School in North Carolina and an award-winning faculty member at Haverford School in Haverford, Pa., Where he worked with James “Jamie” Griffin, who became Principal of the Episcopal School. Collegiate earlier this year. .

Graham has a doctorate. in English and American Literature from Temple University in Pennsylvania, where he also obtained an MA in English. He holds a BA in English from Lafayette College, where he played Division I varsity football.

The new senior school principal was selected through national research that included input from a partnership of research consultants, a research advisory committee, and some parents, faculty, staff and students.

White educator named covid hero

Katina White, University of Arkansas K-12 Pathways Education Coordinator for Medical Sciences, has been named one of 25 National Ford Freedom Unsung “Teacher Heroes of Covid- 19 “.

The Heroes of Covid-19 Awards recognize elementary and secondary school educators for their extraordinary work on behalf of the black student community during the pandemic.

The 25 recipients of the Ford Motor Co.-sponsored honor will receive $ 1,000 prizes along with classroom resources.

During the 2020-2021 school year, White served as The Way project leader and a middle school robotics teacher at Forest Heights STEM Academy in Little Rock. In his new position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, White coordinates and creates a culturally relevant STEM-Health K-12 curriculum for historically underserved or excluded populations in the state of. Arkansas, according to the award announcement.

During the pandemic, White virtually reached out to his STEM and robotics students, giving them hands-on projects to complete. She sent supplies to the students to continue hands-on learning.

Managed and supported by the Ford Motor Co. Fund, the philanthropic arm of the automaker, Ford Freedom Unsung is an annual award series that recognizes individuals for extraordinary deeds for black people.


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