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McDowell County educators experience NCCAT Teacher Leadership Experience

McDowell County School teachers learned leadership basics, determined their personal leadership style, explored teacher leadership standards and reflected on leadership beliefs.

CULLOWHEE - Teachers from 14 schools across the McDowell County School district recently participated in professional development sessions created to meet their needs and goals at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development for teachers.

“Teacher Leadership Institute: McDowell County” allowed participants to engage in discussion of leadership principles, personal leadership traits, teacher leadership in schools, group dynamics and other aspects of leadership.

“Our NCCAT experience could not have been better,” McDowell County Superintendent Mark Garrett said. “The staff did a great job working with us to construct professional development that fit our needs and then executed that plan to perfection. The facilitators were very knowledgeable and personable. The facilities and the hospitality were both top notch. Our teachers were treated like true professionals from the moment they arrived and left with a renewed energy to take what they learned and put into practice.  We hope to do more with NCCAT in the future. I highly recommend engaging with NCCAT.”

Teachers learned leadership basics, determined their personal leadership style, explored teacher leadership standards and reflected on leadership beliefs.

The week was led by Bill Miller, NCCAT Educational Consultant; David Jones, retired Superintendent from Henderson County; and Sandra Bowling, Senior NCCAT Program Specialist.

For more on how to take part in this type program contact NCCAT Chief Academic Officer Karen Sumner at [email protected] or 828-293-5202.

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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 www.nccat.org or call 828-293-5202.

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