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Office of Coordinated Support & Service

The goal of the Office of Coordinated Support and Service (OCSS) is to provide assistance to any school district for which the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has assumed administrative authority under the laws of the State of Arkansas, one that the State Board of Education has classified as a school district in Academic, Fiscal, or Facilities Distress, or a district identified for level 4 or 5 support as noted in Act 930 of 2017.  The OCSS will coordinate support and service to the identified districts as directed by the Commissioner of Education. The OCSS will provide reports to the Department of Education and the State Board of Education.

2022-23 OCSS Team

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Staff/Contact Information

Stacy Smith, OCSS Director,

Jennifer Barbaree, Assistant State Superintendent,

John Hoy, Assistant State Superintendent,

Dr. Eric Saunders, Assistant State Superintendent,

Sheila Whitlow, Assistant State Superintendent,

Ryan Burgess Leadership Development Coach,

Crystal Green-Braswell, THRIVE Coach/Leadership Development Coach,

Terri McCann, Leadership Development Coach,

Julie Amstutz, State Special Education Leadership Development Coach,

Dr. Michael Watson, State Behavioral Coach,

Jamie Reid, Fiscal Service Coordinator,

Renee’ Holland, Executive Assistant,


Team Pictures






Districts Served:

Earle School District

Helena-West Helena School District

Lee County School District

Marvell-Elaine School District

Pine Bluff School District


Principal Support Resources

TESS Chart

Summative Assessments

Principal Monthly Checklist

Principal Support Powerpoint 3022021

Principal Support Powerpoint 3162021

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District Leadership Team Meetings