Beginning of Year Update 2017


This week marks the beginning of school for the students here in Pitt County.  We've been quiet on this blog over the past two months, but that doesn't meant we've been quiet in the program.  Today I want to take a few minutes to update you on our progress and share some thoughts on where... Continue Reading →

Program Evaluator RFP


Today we are releasing the Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Program Evaluator for the R3 Initiative.  The RFP can be found by clicking here.  We are seeking a program evaluation for both the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF)  and the State of North Carolina Teacher Compensation Model grants we have received.    

Announcing 6 Additional Teacher Leader Positions


Pitt County Schools is excited to announce that 66 Facilitating Teacher (FT) vacancies have been awarded to schools across the county, to begin with the 2017-2018 School Year.  These FTs will serve as teacher leaders who facilitating collaborative action research projects and lead communities of practice at their school.  These vacancies are open to all […]

Frequently Asked Questions


We're excited to announce that we have created a page on the website for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  You can access the page by click the "About" menu at the top of the page and selecting "FAQs" from the sub menu. The page will be updated periodically as we receive questions either via email or... Continue Reading →

Pulling the KeyBT, TLI, and Career Paths Together


Over the past several weeks we have been exploring the career pathway options for teachers within Pitt County Schools that will be available in the coming years.  The long-term goal in offering these pathways is to help provide opportunities for teachers to expand their influence and increase their income while remaining in the classroom working... Continue Reading →

Multi-Classroom Teachers & Co-Teachers


In the previous post we looked at the Facilitating Teacher and Collaborating Teacher, both positions that will begin in the fall of 2017 (meaning the hiring process will start in the Spring of 2017).  The fourth path (and second new option) for teachers is the Multi-Classroom Teacher (MCT), and it represents (in our current estimation)... Continue Reading →

The Facilitating Teacher & the Collaborating Teacher


Two weeks ago PCS announced vacancies for 66 Facilitating Teacher positions.  Today is the day we start exploring, in detail, this new options for teachers in terms of career paths. Facilitating Teachers will be expert teachers who have demonstrated a history of being highly effective with students and being highly effective collaborators with other staff... Continue Reading →

PCS Announces 66 New Teacher Leader Positions


Pitt County Schools is excited to announce that 66 Facilitating Teacher (FT) vacancies have been awarded to schools across the county, to begin with the 2017-2018 School Year.  These FTs will serve as teacher leaders who facilitating collaborative action research projects and lead communities of practice at their school.  These vacancies are open to all... Continue Reading →

Where We Are Going: Career Pathways


In our previous posts I introduced R3, including providing some historical context for the development of the initiative as well as some information on the first two elements of KeyBT and the Teacher Leadership Institute.  Today we’ll look at the first of the new elements: The Career Pathways. Pitt County Schools developed Career Pathways to... Continue Reading →

Where We Started: KeyBT and TLI


In my previous posts I offered a general overview of the R3 Initiative as well as some historical context for where the ideas within the grant originated and how they were developed.  In this post we’ll look more closely at the two elements that are already in place in PCS – and have been in... Continue Reading →

A Brief History on the Development of R3


For those who were here back in 2011, you might remember that North Carolina was a state recipient of the federal Race to the Top (RttT) grant.  As part of that grant, PCS invested approximately $4 million over the four years of the grant in upgrading technology infrastructure, rolling out PLCs across the district, and... Continue Reading →

A New Beginning


Last week we announced how this site will be the new home for information on the federal TIF grant and the state TCM grant.  Today I (Tom) want to give a brief overview of how these grants will impact Pitt County Schools.  In future posts we’ll look more specifically at some of the history related... Continue Reading →

Changing Form While Clarifying identity


Today marks a new beginning for the site Success for Every Child.  I’ve not posted much here in the past year, but that is about to change.  In October of 2017 Pitt County Schools was awarded a five-year, $16.2 million federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant; PCS is one of only 13 districts across the... Continue Reading →

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