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Governor’s Teacher Network visits NCCAT

McDowell County teacher Sandra Queen and more than 30 teachers from the North Carolina Governor’s Teacher Network recently were at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee.

“NCCAT provided the ideal setting for this gathering of some of our state's newest teacher/researchers,” Queen said. “We are in a unique situation as researchers because we are on the front lines with students every day in the classroom. Our research is current and relevant and I appreciated the opportunity NCCAT provided for us to share our work with teachers and school leaders from across the state. The weekend provided a great opportunity for some of the best professional development I've ever had. I came back to my classroom with a notebook full of new, innovative ideas I can put to immediate use in my classroom.”

Queen was one of 450 educators selected from 1,500 applications to serve for one year developing projects that support key initiatives in their schools and districts. Click here for more on the Governor’s Teacher Network.

We’ve been fortunate to have Queen, who teaches at Pleasant Gardens Elementary School, with us before at NCCAT.

“As a 20-year classroom veteran, I've had the opportunity to visit NCCAT on a number of occasions,” Queen said. “I never fail to return to my classroom invigorated with a new passion for teaching. There's something about the NCCAT environment that fosters a sense of community among teachers. We are encouraged to share best practices, to collaborate about solutions for our classroom challenges and we always have top-notch professionals leading the sessions. I can truly say that NCCAT has had a profound effect on my teaching career and on the lives of my students. I would not be the teacher I am today if not for NCCAT."

Thank you to Sandra and the Governor’s Network teachers for all they are doing for education in North Carolina!

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