Perspective

District spotlight: Elkin City Schools

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

Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm, NBCT began her career as an elementary classroom teacher in 2001. She taught second, fourth, and fifth grade before becoming an elementary reading specialist and school level instructional coach. She continued her career as an assistant principal in an elementary school, and then became the principal of Conover School for four years. After that, she served as the Director of Exceptional Children and Communication Services in Newton-Conover City Schools, as well as the Exceptional Children’s Director, Testing Director, 504 Coordinator, and ESL Coordinator before becoming an NC NTSP Coach and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Reading Education and Special Education at Appalachian State University in 2017.

In 2019, Rosenbalm became the Director of the Public School Partnership and Regional Director of the NC NTSP in the App State Region. She was a NC Teaching Fellow in her undergraduate program at Appalachian, a top four finalist for Iredell-Statesville Schools’ Teacher of the Year in 2006, and the Newton-Conover and NC Region 7 Principal of the Year in 2012-2013. Her three young daughters are her pride and joy.