Beth Quarles and Rachel Cole, Clinton School of Public Service
The B.A. Rudolph Foundation has awarded Beth Quarles and Rachel Cole a one-time grant of $1,654. This grant will provide funds for their study, “Teacher Leadership in Arkansas” to explore gender disparity in K-12 school leadership and why the public school teaching force in the United States is 72% female but only 14% of district superintendents are women. Ms. Quarles and Ms. Cole will develop a landscape analysis of formal and informal programs, supports and pipelines for teacher leadership that includes a needs assessment to inform future teacher leadership and pipeline programs in the state of Arkansas. The grant will result in resources for others to use in their search for leadership programs, particularly women and women of color who would like to gain the skills, knowledge, and capacity to serve in leadership roles.