DIRECTOR :: Nancy Barbour

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 partners with schools and districts in order to support and develop highly qualified educators for every school district and charter in North Carolina.

Educator recognition programs (i.e National Board Certification, Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, etc.) enable North Carolina to recognize 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: