CCS Launches Pathway for Aspiring Teacher Leaders

Fayetteville, N.C. – Across Cumberland County Schools (CCS), there are more than 3,000 classroom teachers who are dedicated to helping students succeed. To support teachers and help those who may be interested in seeking leadership opportunities beyond their regular classroom responsibilities, CCS is launching the Leading Beyond the Classroom pathway.

The pathway, which is part of the district’s strategic plan, will offer fully licensed teachers an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership roles in the district. Teachers can choose to begin preparations to become assistant principals, instructional coaches, National Board Certified Instructors or English Language certified teachers. 
 
“We have amazing teachers in our district who are positively impacting our students every day,” said Dr. Theresa Perry, director of Professional Development. “Through this initiative, we are offering teachers a chance to reach beyond the classroom and impact even more students and educators throughout the district.”
 
Teachers interested in joining Leading Beyond the Classroom are encouraged to attend an informational meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in the Educational Resource Center Auditorium, located at 396 Elementary Drive in Fayetteville. The program is scheduled to begin in January 2020.