Teachers & Instructional Support
Inspiration starts with you!
Our professional educators are what makes education better in Catawba County Schools! Working in Catawba County Schools allows you to inspire students every day - both inside and outside of the classroom. We are looking for teachers who share these core beliefs:
Schools and classrooms are safe and inclusive of all students.
Relationships are at the core of education.
High expectations along with rigorous and personalized instruction are the key to growing young minds.
|Top Ten Reasons to Teach in Catawba County Schools.|
|1. We build safe and caring environments for students and staff.|
|2. We value relationships as the foundation for learning.|
|3. We believe everyone belongs.|
|4. We partner with our community.|
|5. We have high expectations for excellence.|
|6. We support our teachers and help them grow.|
|7. We believe in continuous improvement.|
|8. We collaborate.|
|9. We make a positive impact on our community.|
|10. We do what is right for kids.|
CCS Beginning Teacher Support Program: Making Teachers Better Through Focused Induction and Mentoring.
Catawba County Schools provides structured support to all our new teachers during the first three years of your teaching. Whether you are joining our team fresh from a university education program or coming to teaching as a second career, we want you to experience success.
Summer Beginning Teacher Induction
For Alternatively Licensed Teachers:
CCS holds two weeks of workshops designed to prepare alternative licensed teachers for the classroom and students. Sessions include:
- Implementing the NC Standard Course of Study
- Creating lesson and unit plans
- Understanding the learner
- Understanding how the brain learns
- Managing the classroom
- Understanding licensure requirements
For College Education Program Graduates:
CCS holds one week of workshops designed to acclimate new teachers to the district and community. Sessions include:
- Understanding the learner
- Communicating with parents
- Working with Exceptional Students
- Reviewing system policy and procedures
- Defining issues in Curriculum and Instruction
Monthly Seminars for All First Year Teachers
Monthly sessions provide additional information and training in challenging areas, including:
Instructional strategies for special needs students
The North Carolina Educator Evaluation System and Online Tool
Best Practice Instruction Strategies
What do I do when…?
Each session allows for networking and peer interaction and models instructional strategies to increase the new teachers’ tool kit.
Structured Mentor Support
Each first- through third-year teacher has a mentor team comprised of experienced teachers within the school who provide one-on-one assistance. The team also leads a monthly group seminar that provides information about site-based initiatives. The mentor teams help new teachers adapt to school culture while offering instructional and classroom management tips..
If a novice teacher is struggling in the classroom and needs focused support to be successful, a retired master teacher in that person’s licensure area will be contracted to help. This Master Mentor models effective planning, management and instructional strategies and helps the novice teacher become more organized and thorough in documentation. The Master Mentor provides concentrated assistance for a short period of time and then makes follow up visits as needed throughout the year.