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Topic:  North Carolina Rock Star Teachers 

The State of North Carolina is fortunate to be home to thousands of exceptional public school teachers. In fact North Carolina leads the nation in the percentage of Nationally Board Certified teachers, the gold standard for professional excellence in teaching. This week on the show you’re going to meet three rock star teachers including the new 2019 NC Teacher of the Year Mariah Morris from Moore County and the 2018 NC Teacher of the Year and Western Region Teacher of the Year Freebird McKinney and Julie Paige Pittman. We’ll introduce you to Mariah Morris and talk teacher leadership with Freebird and Julie.

Guests:

Mariah Morris, 2019 NC Teacher of the Year

Freebird McKinney, 2018 NC Teacher of the Year

Julie Paige Pittman, 2018 Western Region Teacher of the Year

Resources

EdLines

House, Senate budget conferees get to work
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article230804409.html

https://www.ncleg.gov/Legislation/Bills/Conferees/2019/H966

Virtual Pre-K being pushed in NC House
https://www.ncforum.org/virtual-pre-k-still-on-the-table-at-general-assembly-as-early-childhood-experts-raise-red-flags-caution-against-more-screen-time/

NC surpasses 200 charter schools as State Board approves 10 more
https://www.wral.com/nc-surpasses-200-charter-schools-as-state-board-approves-10-more/18435807/

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article231224923.html

Interview segments

For more information about the Ed Lead initiative, email Freebird McKinney and Julie Paige Pittman at edleadnc@gmail.com

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Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.