Elliott Named to Magazine's 12 Women of Power
AY magazine recently chose Dr. Beverly Elliott, associate professor of educational administration at the University of Arkansas, as one of 12 women who have used their talents to benefit others. The magazine published in Little Rock celebrates the power of Arkansas women in its March issue each year.
Elliott directs the Arkansas Leadership Academy, a service unit in the department of educational leadership, counseling, and foundations of the College of Education and Health Professions. The academy – a statewide collaboration of 44 partners including universities, educational cooperatives, governmental agencies, professional associations and members from business and industry – fosters synergy that builds the expertise and capacity for Arkansas to be a community of learners. Funded and supported by the state legislature and the state Department of Education, the academy supports reform of the state’s education system.
Elliott has served with the academy since its inception in 1991, acting as a bridge between business and education. The Southern Regional Educational Board called the academy exemplary and selected it as one of three funded agencies for the SREB State Leadership Academy Network in 2001.
Elliott has worked as a mathematics teacher, a school counselor and an interim and assistant superintendent.
She doesn’t see her role as one of power but of helping the academy’s partners obtain the resources they need.
“Anyone who knows me will laugh when they read this,” AY quoted Elliott. “I’m not about power. I’m about empowering others. The people I work for are the ones with power and influence."
Heidi Stambuck, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
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