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Cleveland County Educators join NCCAT for Teacher Leadership Institute

Cleveland County educators join NCCAT for Teacher Leadership Institute

CULLOWHEE—A team of Cleveland County educators worked on creating more teacher leaders in the district during a specialized program from the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a nationally recognized leader in professional development.

For four days in Cullowhee, the 34 educators took part in a variety of efforts to help teacher leadership flourish in the district. The Teacher Leadership Institute program is a new offering designed to respond to the needs of school districts.

The essential components of the program cover the topic of leadership as a concept and then get into the specifics of teacher leadership. Educators explore the elements of leadership, teacher leadership potential, personality traits, group dynamics, mentoring, problem solving, teacher leadership standards and implementing teacher leadership roles in the school setting. The other elements of the program can be at the discretion of the Local Education Agencies and include such topics as professional learning communities, data informed leadership, team building, technology leadership, and other items.

“We were so thankful for the opportunity to visit NCCAT and attend the Teacher Leadership Institute,” said Cleveland County Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Brian Hunnell. “The experience was nothing short of amazing and our district is certain to benefit. We appreciate the work NCCAT does in making sure today's educators are provided with an exceptional environment that is ideal for learning and development.”

NCCAT will continue to provide this teacher leadership program to help school districts in North Carolina. For more information on how your district can take part in a Teacher Leadership Institute program, please contact Bill Miller at [email protected] or 828-293-5202.


Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. For more information about NCCAT’s professional development programs, visit or call 828-293-5202.

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