Educator Effectiveness initiatives provide leadership, technical assistance, professional development resources and consultative services to all public local education agencies (LEAs) and charter schools with the goal of improving student achievement through organizational development and professional learning. The division, organized under the Deputy State Superintendent who reports to the State Board of Education, partners with schools and districts in order to recruit and develop highly qualified educators for every school district in North Carolina.
Recruitment services, educator scholarships and educator recognition programs enable North Carolina to recruit and retain high quality professionals in the education field. NC ranks first in the nation for the overall number of National Board Certified Teachers, over 20,122.
The Educator Effectiveness Division includes: