NCCAT provides teachers professional development

Our goal is to design professional development programming based upon direct feedback we receive from our participants and liaisons throughout North Carolina. We focus on bringing teachers together from across the state to enhance their skills to serve North Carolina students. NCCAT responds to state initiatives, supports teachers and impacts students.


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08 Aug

North Carolina Teachers of the Year Deepen Leadership Skills at Ocracoke

OCRACOKE—North Carolina Teacher of the Year Lisa Godwin, an Onslow County kindergarten teacher, was among participants in the “Teacher Leadership Institute: Teachers of the Year” North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching program July 10–14 at Ocracoke.

Godwin joined North Carolina 2016–2017 Teachers of the Year from across the state to examine educational leadership at NCCAT, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

28 Jul

Karen Sumner Named Chief Academic Officer at NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—Karen Sumner, Elementary Coordinator for the Western Region Education Service Alliance (WRESA) and veteran educator, has been named Chief Academic Officer at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Before working with WRESA, Sumner served as a Regional Education Facilitator with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Karen Sumner served as an Instructional Coach in Henderson County Schools after teaching high school English both there and in New Hanover County.

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