Beginning Teacher Support

Regional Education Facilitators monitor and guide LEAs and Charters as they provide quality induction programs that nurture and support the professional growth of a beginning teacher. The work of this team is to ensure that State Board of Education policies (TCED-016, EVAL-014, and EVAL-006) are understood and implemented at the local level. The eight-member team are responsible for the following:

Regional Education Facilitators

Click on the county name to find your facilitator contact information.

Full Contact Information

 

Northeast
Jeffery O. Roberts
Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools
1200 Halstead Blvd.
Elizabeth City, NC 27906

(W) 919-810-7197
(E) jeffrey.roberts
@dpi.nc.gov

 

Southeast
Jenna McIntosh
Wayne County Public Schools
2001 E. Royall Ave
Goldboro, NC 27534

(W) 252-670-5145
(E) jenna.mcintosh
@dpi.nc.gov

 

North Central
Rhonda Holmes
Vance County Schools
1724 Graham Ave.
Henderson, NC 27536

(W) 252-678-4347
(E) rhonda.holmes
@dpi.nc.gov

 

Sandhills
Tina Starr
Cumberland County Schools
Education Resource Center (ERC)
396 Elementary Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28301

(W) 910-322-2185
(E) tinastarr
@css.k12.nc.us

 

Piedmont-Triad
Laura Papsun
Yadkin County Schools
1431 Falcon Rd.
East Bend, NC 27018

(W) 336-782-7602
(E) laura.papsun
@dpi.nc.gov

 

Southwest
Dr. Karol McNeil-Horton
Charlotte Mecklenburg School System PDC
Courier #871
1901 Herbert Spaugh Lane
Charlotte, NC 28208

(W) 980-343-3866
(E) karol.vaughn
@cms.k12.nc.us

 

Northwest
Dr. Monica Shepherd
Wilkes County Schools
613 Cherry Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(W) 336-469-4682
(E) monicashepherd28
@yahoo.com

 

Western
Amy Laughter
Henderson County Public Schools
414 4th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

(W) 828-606-5026
(E) amlaughter
@hcpsnc.org

Resources

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The Professional Educator: An Ethics Guide for North Carolina Teachers State Board policy TCP-C-014 defines the code of ethics for all North Carolina educators. The purpose of this code of ethics is to set standards of professional conduct. This module reviews these standards for all teachers. This is also an essential tool for beginning teachers’ and lateral entry teachers’ growth and development. (1.0 CEU)

NC Teacher Evaluation: Understanding the Process This module explores the steps of the NC Educator Evaluation Process, including self-assessment, goal-setting, observations and conferencing, planning professional development, and summary evaluations. (0.5 CEU)

NC Professional Teaching Standards: The demands of 21st-century education have required new roles for teachers in their classrooms and schools. The North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards define what teachers need to know and do to teach students in the 21st century. This module explores the teacher standards, their elements, and the rating scales for each element. (1.0 CEU)

Developing and Maintaining a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom: This module offers strategies that will enable teachers to shape the management of their classrooms by building relationships with students, establishing procedures, and planning lessons. Beginning teachers who have completed a teacher preparation program, as well as those who are entering the profession via alternative routes, will benefit from this module. It will also help veteran teachers who would like to refresh their management techniques. (1.0 CEU).

The 21st Century Mentoring Module: The NC 21st Century Mentoring module provides mentors with the 21st-century skills and knowledge needed to support beginning teachers. This module is built around the North Carolina Mentor Standards which are aligned with the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and provides direction in how mentors can support beginning teachers in each of the teaching standards. The module was designed to provide the official training required of all mentors in North Carolina. LEAs may use this module to train mentors who have never been trained or to retrain mentors who were trained prior to 2010 when the new NC Mentor Standards were adopted. All North Carolina students deserve effective teachers. North Carolina 21st Century Mentoring Module helps mentors in implementing best practices for guiding beginning teachers to reach their fullest potential. (1.0 CEU).

Coaching to Lead: Strategies for Effective Mentor Practice: Effective coaching happens because of guidance using strategic action and dialogue to meet overall goals. Coaches help create trusting environments for learning and growing through open communication and healthy relationships within an organization.  This coaching course is a resource for mentors and other instructional leaders. It includes research-based practices, as well as activities and strategies to support mentors, coaches, and leaders. This course can also be used as a mentor update training for continuous professional growth. (.5 CEU).
 

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