Center for Leadership and Learning:
Innovation and 21st Century Partnerships

The vision of the Center for Leadership and Learning is to prepare leaders to build  leadership capacity for a future, which constantly redefines itself.

Our mission prepares and develops school leadership teams to work collaboratively for learner success. This will be accomplished through professional learning communities, advanced degrees and twenty-first century partnerships.


LEAD 21 2013 - Front row left to right:  Delano Whitfield, Kim Weaver,
Valencia Rochelle, Emily Wells.  2nd row:  Toluwalogo Daramola, Jaclyn
Markovich, Kara Smith, Courtney Stone, Suzette Decesaro, Catherine Hayes,
Mary Beth Cox, Hannah McCollester, Pamela Freeman, Amanda Crowder,
Caroline Lampinen, Dr. Lonnie Melvin.  Back row: Chip Greenwell, Dr. Matt
McClure, Dr. Mona Chadwick, Jonathan Crossley.


 Teacher of the Year 2014

Jonathan Crossley, a student in the Arkansas Tech University Graduate College, was named 2014 Arkansas Teacher of the Year by Governor Mike Beebe during a surprise ceremony on Monday, November 18.  Crossley teaches 11th and 12th grade English and oral communication at Palestine-Wheatley High School in eastern Arkansas.  He also serves the school district as the drama director and literary coach.  A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Crossley enrolled in the Master of Education degree in educational leadership program at Arkansas Tech in summer 2013 as part of the inaugural LEAD 21 cohort.

Congratulations, Jonathan!





ELCC Nationally Recognized Programs Received Fall 2012