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Gaston County Teacher of the Year shares about NCCAT experience

The 2016-17 Gaston County Teacher of the Year Elizabeth "Beth" Crosby from McAdenville Elementary School has been an NCCAT participant at both Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses.  

She teachers fifth grade, and has 16 years of experience in education. She spoke with us recently about her time at NCCAT.

"At NCCAT, I was given an amazing opportunity to learn from many other educators who come from very different classrooms than my own! I really appreciated how NCCAT gave me time to network with them and gain many new ideas to take back to my staff," Mrs. Crosby said. "I rarely get opportunities to spend time with educators outside of my county, and it was an amazing experience for me!"

Mrs. Crosby said she l be taking back several different things from her NCCAT experience to her classroom and school.

"In my school, I will be working to lead our schools in creating true Professional Learning Communities, and a plan for creating a character education program in my school," Mrs. Crosby wrote. "I will be collaborating with several other fifth grade teachers that I met this summer on several innovative science projects!"

She believes teachers should take advantage of the opportunity to come to NCCAT. 

"If you've never been to NCCAT, don't let anything stand in your way! Look through all of the amazing professional development opportunities available and find one that interests you. There are so many topics from math to technology to literacy and so many more. Teachers are treated so well at NCCAT and it is a great opportunity to network with educators from across the state."

We appreciate Mrs. Crosby attending NCCAT and all she does for education in North Carolina!

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