Perspective

Praising students through the end of the school year

The following article is from the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NTSP) May 2018 Newsletter. The NC NTSP provides support for beginning teachers during their first three years of teaching. The key features of the program include: instructional skills institute, professional development, and instructional coaching.

About the author

Bradley Sasser grew up in Kinston, NC. He received his degree in Secondary English Education from East Carolina University. For seven years, he taught at Greene Central High School in Snow Hill. During this time he received his certification as a literacy coach with the Keys to Literacy program. For the last five years, Sasser has served as an Instructional Coach for the NC New Teacher Support Program through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While working in this role, he has coached over 150 beginning teachers in Wilson County, Halifax County, Weldon City, and Roanoke Rapids while also meeting and working with hundreds more through various programs and professional development opportunities made available by the NC New Teacher Support Program. Bradley currently resides with his wife in Winterville.