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Advanced teaching roles in North Carolina

In 2016, North Carolina launched the Advanced Teaching Roles Initiative to:

Enable outstanding teachers across North Carolina to extend their reach to more students without leaving the classroom,

Recognize teacher leaders with higher compensation,

Provide developing teachers with embedded, personalized professional development,

Allow principals to expand their leadership capabilities, and – most importantly –

Support improved student outcomes.

Today, six districts are taking part in the Advanced Roles Initiative:

This video is about advanced teaching roles, featuring educators from Edgecombe County.

Here is more information about advanced teaching roles.

Editor’s Note: In Edgecombe County, Opportunity Culture works with the district on advanced teaching roles. Learn more about Opportunity Culture here


BEST NC (Business for Education Success and Transformation in NC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving North Carolina’s education system. We do this by convening a broad constituency; encouraging collaboration around a shared, bold vision for education; and advocating for policies, research, programs, and awareness that will significantly improve education in North Carolina.