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12 May

NCCAT alum writes article on unique professional development plan

Ben Owens is an alum of NCCAT. We've been excited and proud to watch his work as a Hope Street Group National Teaching FellowRecently he wrote an article titled: "Professional development for teachers, by teachers" for

20 Apr

NCCAT alum receives national recognition

Congratulations to NCCAT alum Melody McGarrahan and Emily Talley of Hall Fletcher Elementary on being recognized with the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award.

07 Apr

Ashe County Teacher is Tops in Class; Keana Triplett named 2015 NC Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ashe County High School English teacher Keana Triplett, who was named the 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year today. Keana attended NCCAT as a beginning teacher and we're looking forward to seeing her again this year. Thank you to her and the other regional finalists for all they do for education in North Carolina!

Click here for press release from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

31 Mar

Hope Street Group NC Teacher Voice Network looking for teachers in the West

NCCAT alumnus and good friend Ben Owens, who is a Mathematics & Physics Teacher at Tri-County Early College High School in Murphy and a 2014 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow, passed along good news that there are 40 applications for the Hope Street Group North Carolina Teacher Voice Network. Good to hear!

One part of the state the could use more representation is Western North Carolina. We know with one campus in Cullowhee about all the great teachers in Western North Carolina and wanted to pass on information about this opportunity.

26 Mar

NCCAT alumna will present at NCDPI conference

We're excited to hear Liz Donnelly of Pender County will be presenting at the NCDPI's Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement in Greensboro on March 31st. Liz has been a presenter and participant at NCCAT programs.

20 Mar

NCCAT alum featured in story on effort at Piedmont middle school

Dayson Pasion and his students at Graham Middle School are learning about doing scientific research by doing.

17 Mar

NCCAT alums recognized for excellence in Science and Math Teaching

We were very happy to see six North Carolina teachers recently honored as recipients of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers. Four of the six have been with us at NCCAT!

04 Mar

NCCAT alum honored as Teacher of the Week by WRAL-TV

Congratulations to Sarah Bratton, a third-grade teacher at Sycamore Elementary School in Raleigh, who is WRAL's Teacher of the Week on Match 4, 2015.

We're excited to see Sarah continue to do great things in the classroom.Thanks to all her and North Carolina teachers for what they do.

Click here to view the video.

03 Mar

NCCAT alumna receives grant to purchase Chromebooks

NCCAT alumna Kelly Cannon, a 6th grade teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School, recently received a grant to purchase Chromebooks. From The Compass ...

19 Feb

NCCAT alum tackles John Muir trail to raise funds for her school

From The Asheville Citizen-Times - NCCAT alumnae and Evergreen Community Charter School teacher Karen Lechner tackles John Muir trail to raise funds for her school. Good luck Karen!

From the article ...

Karen Lechner has long dreamed of backpacking the 211-mile John Muir Trail through the high Sierras of California. The Asheville schoolteacher has even gotten her coveted permit for the solo trek starting in June.

But while she's living her dream, she wants to make sure her students fulfill their dreams as well.

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