Introducing TLI 2020


At the heart of every school you’ll find teacher leaders. They serve on the School Improvement Team, they are coaches, they lead PLCs, they organize community events, and they are mentors; these teachers serve their schools and their students selflessly. Their passion and determination push them to better themselves and better their schools. Because teacher... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Key BTs


The Key Beginning Teacher (Key BT) Program began in the 2014 - 2015 school year as a way to engage and empower beginning teacher leaders. Since its inception, approximately 190 beginning teachers have participated in the Key BT program. The Key BT program is designed to work with highly effective Beginning Teachers to train and... Continue Reading →

Got DRIVE?


Drive - it’s what gets us out of bed in the morning instead of sleeping in, it’s what keeps us going in good times and in bad, and it’s what can make or break a school system. In his book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink points out that “We... Continue Reading →

Let’s Give Thanks


Here in Pitt County Schools, we are blessed to have many amazing educators throughout the county that we are SO very thankful for. And so we thought that with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we would give those educators a chance to share what they are thankful for. Recently, I reached out to many of... Continue Reading →

Got Data?


The world of education is filled with “buzz” words. Perhaps one of the most used (and potentially abused) “buzz” words is the word DATA; what it lacks in size, it makes up for in its usage in daily conversations about student learning. Schools are data-rich: state test scores, daily attendance, parent surveys, graduation rates, student... Continue Reading →

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