Dear Colleagues and Friends of Education,

On behalf of the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program, I wish you all Happy Holidays.

In case you have been wondering, our monthly newsletter highlighting the inspired work our staff has been adjusted to quarterly communication to better capture the experiences and stories of success associated with our statewide partners. You may view our quarterly newsletters by visiting the NC NTSP News and Media website found at Below, you will find the featured articles for our December newsletter.  

NC NTSP Hosts Two Fall Instructional Institutes: In October, the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program hosted their premiere instructional institutes in Cary and Winston-Salem.

District Profile Spotlight: The Watauga County School District has been a district partner with NC NTSP since ASU brought the program to the region in 2017.

Try This: Activating Strategies to “Hook” your Students! – In order to prepare students for acquiring new knowledge, they need to be mentally engaged.

NC NTSP New Coach Profiles: The UNCC NC NTSP region recently hired five new instructional coaches to support beginning teachers in this growing region of the state.

UNCG Region Partners with Alamance-Burlington Schools in Delivering Student-Centered Professional Development: The UNCG NC NTSP Region recently partnered with Alamance-Burlington Schools Induction coaches to deliver professional development to beginning teachers across the district focused on Teacher Clarity and Teacher-Student Relationships.

A Short Book Talk: NC NTSP coaches recently read, Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by E. Aguilar. This book offers useful strategies to build emotional resilience in all teachers.

Spotlight on Research: The Balancing Act of Today’s Busy Classroom – Research indicates purposeful play is a powerful instructional strategy that promotes students’ success.

As always, we are honored to supplement your efforts to promote student achievement by supporting your teachers and admire your vision to advance the profession through meaningful community-university partnerships.

Again, we wish you all Happy Holidays and best wishes for a rewarding New Year.


Patrick Conetta, Ph.D.
Director of Teacher Induction and Development
North Carolina New Teacher Support Program