Advanced Teaching Roles in North Carolina

Empowering North Carolina districts and educators to design new teaching roles that provide advancement opportunities, improved professional development, and greater support for student achievement.

NEW! Treating Teachers as Professionals: Advanced Roles Models

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In 2016, NC launched the Advanced Teaching Roles Initiative to:

  • Enable outstanding teachers across NC 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, over ten districts are taking part in the Advanced Roles Initiative:

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