You Matter


Sometimes it seems like the world is crashing down around us.  Educators are often judged solely by results on standardized tests, students come needing more than we are equipped to provide, and more often than people would like to admit there are more day days in the month than dollars in the checking account. And... Continue Reading →

Metaphors… And all that Jazz


Have you ever stopped to consider the presence of metaphors in our every day language?  Have you ever reflected on how they might both reflect and influence your thinking and understanding about important concepts or ideas? A core belief that I have is our words reflect our thinking in very deep ways.  There are reasons... Continue Reading →

Situational Leadership in Action (Part 2)


Today's post is a continuation of last week's post, which is embedded within a larger multi-week series on Situational Leadership. Last week I ended by asking you to take time diagnosing people's readiness for a task.  We looked at two key terms.  The first was ability (and contrasting that with capability), and the second was... Continue Reading →

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 […]

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 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 →

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