Click below to view job openings in our 17 member school districts!


Jackie Starks

Teacher Recruitment & Retention Coordinator



Novice Teacher Facilitator

Thumbs up


114 North Main Beebe, AR

Ph: 501.882.5467 Ext. 2241

Visit the WDMESC Video Hub for Additional Resources

Video Hub

Visit our R&R Center

114 North Main Beebe, AR

  • Materials for checkout

  • VariQuest Cutout Maker

  • Poster Maker

  • Laminator

  • Laptops in Work Space

  • Study Space


Who qualifies as a Novice Teacher? Any educator in their first 3 years as a teacher of record qualifies as a Novice Teacher. Educators with ZERO teaching experience are YEAR I novices. Educators with ONE year teaching experience are YEAR II novices.  Educators with TWO yeas as a teacher of record are YEAR III novices.  Teachers with appropriate out-of-state experience are not required to enter the Novice Teacher Program. It is a district decision if charter/private school experienced teachers enter the Novice Teacher Program.

This is a place for novice and veteran teachers to find resources and services that will improve student learning and educational opportunities.  An effective teacher is not defined by years of experience.  An effective teacher is one that contributes to student growth.  The goal of this department is to create, grow, and learn from effective teachers.

Year 1 NT Requirements

Year 2

Year 3

DESE Praxis Study Groups

"The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives."

~ Robert John Meehan