District Visits & Voices

Beginning their 2021-22 school year visits in September, the Department of Public Instruction District Visits and Voices team traveled to Haywood and Madison counties.

To begin the 2020-21 school year, Superintendent Catherine Truitt and her team traveled across the state to greet educators, students and their families during the first week of school.

Wrapping up summer visits, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Catherine Truitt and her staff traveled to Yancey, Henderson and Wayne counties to focus on strategies that prepare students for post-secondary success.

The District Visit Voices team continued their visits across the state and met with teachers and superintendents from Transylvania, Buncombe and Bertie to discuss licensure, teacher housing and investment in human capital

Wrapping up a full month of visits in July, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction staff and regional team traveled to Halifax and Martin counties to witness the innovative education strategies in the northeast.

Continuing their visits of the North Carolina school extension programs, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction staff and regional teams spent time in Camden, Gates and Hertford counties in late July.

With thousands of North Carolinians taking part in various summer learning opportunities, Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Catherine Truitt, members of the DPI team and regional staff traveled to Moore and Carteret counties as districts transitioned from the 2020-21 school year to the 2021 school extension program.

Shifting focus in the summer months, the Department of Public Instruction’s District Visits and Voices team met with teachers and administrators in the Western and Northwestern regions.

Initiated by a data review of teacher practices across the state, the District Visits Voices team including Julie Pittman, Freebird McKinney and Jessica Swencki visited with teachers, district leaders and universities in the Sandhills region.

Continuing their conversations with educators across the state, Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Catherine Truitt, members of the DPI team and regional staff spent time early this month in Lee County with teachers, principals and district leaders to learn about their literacy journey. District members shared their story of literacy within the county, expressing their eagerness for what is to come through the Science of Reading and LETRS training.

With a full spring in the books, the Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt took time to reflect and analyze the initiatives witnessed in the field and across the state since January. 

Wrapping up their 2021 spring visits, Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Catherine Truitt and her team traveled to the Sandhills on May 17 to visit Cumberland County Schools to mark their last District Visits and Voices stop of the 2020-21 school year.

Continuing their District Visits and Voices initiative, the Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Catherine Truitt and her team, joined by State Board of Education Chairman Eric Davis, traveled to Mecklenburg for their first visit of the month before continuing to Halifax and Perquimans counties on May 10.

Covering over 300 miles in four days, Superintendent Catherine Truitt’s District Visits and Voices initiative continued in opposite regions of the date, visiting McDowell and Rutherford counties on April 26-27 in the southwest and wrapping up the week in the southeast county of Onslow on April 29.

Department of Public Instruction superintendent Catherine Truitt’s team continued its District Visits and Voices initiative in Northwest North Carolina, visiting Burke County on April 21.