Happy New Year! As we kick off another great semester, we are excited for the many opportunities provided for beginning teachers through the NC NTSP. Our February Institutes are just around the corner! With four location options for BT1s, 2s, and 3s, we warmly invite each participating teacher to choose the one location most convenient:
Spotlight: NC NTSP 2015 Fall Institute East
Hope Charter Leadership Academy is supported by the NC New Teacher Support Program through NC State University.
The 2016-17 school year has been so fulfilling and rewarding. I am delighted that we will expand our support to additional schools and districts in 2017-18 with our new anchor institutions: Appalachian State University, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Spring is a great time of year for new beginnings, rejuvenation, renewal, and reflection. As many school districts are either beginning spring break or starting fresh after the completion of a spring break, it is time to reflect on the journey of the 2016-17 year and to thoughtfully continue the instructional momentum to maximize learning through the rest of the spring semester.
On Donnell Cannon’s “walky-talky,” which he uses — as does any principal — almost constantly, there’s a sticker that reads “servant leader.”
As the holidays approach, I cannot help but reflect on the amazing journey we have traveled together in 2016 and how we have worked together to support beginning teachers as they become more effective for the students they teach.
In 2016, we provided exciting and engaging Institutes, where beginning teachers came together from all over the state to network, learn from each other, interact with expert NC NTSP Instructional Coaches, and take back strategies related to the NC Professional Teaching Standards that they can apply immediately in their classrooms.