Learn, Implement, Empower

Join us this Fall for two full days of programming as we learn from some of the nation's leading educators, researchers, and practitioners about what it means to be student-focused and teacher-led! The Student Focused Teacher Led Conference (SFTL) is an annual event organized by the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Arkansas State Teachers Association, Bright Futures USA, and The Reform Alliance. Whether you are a teacher, an administrator, a counselor, or a school psychologist, you will walk away from this two-day event empowered with research-based practices and resources that you can take back to your school and implement.

Meet This Year's General Session Presenters!

Dr. Jenny Severson

As a former school principal and teacher, Jenny Severson, Ed.D., specializes in being a catalyst for building a positive school culture. Earning her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, she delivers a message of hope and gratitude to educators around the world grounded in over 30 years of leadership and personal experience in the field of education. The author of two books, Thrive and The Educator's 180-Day Gratitude Turnaround, Dr. Severson has created useful tools for educators to take action on important issues related to mental health and wellness, personal well being, and practical strategies to refresh and reconnect.

Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells

JoWanda Rollins-Fells, Ph.D., has taught elementary school and served in several leadership capacities in the public school system for 15 years before transitioning into business and politics.
JoWanda has been instrumental in converting failing systems into thriving ecosystems by integrating her training, natural instincts, love for people and passion for learning. She has been an aha! Process certified trainer since 2003 and has worked with K–12 education, Head Start, community organizations, business workforce development initiatives, and the local and state departments of social services and juvenile justice. 

Register Today To Join Us 

September 29 & 30 at the Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock

Teachers, administrators, counselors, and mental/behavioral health professionals from public, non-public, charter, and private schools are encouraged to attend. With early bird pricing, registration is currently only $50 per person. After August 1, registration will increase to $75.