Over the last two decades a major paradigm shift has occurred in educational technology. Technology now permeates every aspect of the educational process. The model of break-fix technology departments is no longer a viable option for the modern school district. As a result, the need for a technology leader who is knowledgeable in business management, curriculum, instruction and technology infrastructure is vital to districts. Technology Educational Leaders of Arkansas (TEL-AR) seeks to provide multiple growth opportunities for school technology leaders to create and grow engaging learning environments. TEL-AR creates a community of learning leaders through collaboration and mentorships. The Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) Program provides a robust framework that guides growth for all school leaders. Lastly TEL-AR seeks to increase the representation of technology leaders in both the district administrative cabinet and at the State level.