Teacher Recruitment in North Carolina

Research has consistently found that of all in-school factors, teachers have, by far, the greatest impact on student success. For many years, North Carolina has had a number of robust teacher recruitment efforts underway but has lacked a comprehensive plan for next steps to ensure that we attract high-quality teaching candidates for our state’s hardest-to-staff subject areas and schools. As a result, for decades we have struggled with persistent teaching vacancies in subject areas like math, science, and Special Education, and in our rural and higher poverty schools. These vacancies and students’ inequitable access to effective teachers across the state led us to dedicate this year’s Innovation Lab to the critical topic of teacher recruitment.

Day 1 Sessions - October 12, 2020

Day 2 Sessions - October 13, 2020

The State of Teacher Recruitment in North Carolina
with Tom Tomberlin

Access this Powerpoint Presentation                       Link to Data in Deck

Learning from Other People-Driven Industries
with Carl Nordgren and Mark Tully

Knowing and Capturing Your Candidate Audience
with Zachary Levine

Educator Inspiration:
2020 NC Teacher of the Year Maureen Stover

Qualifiers That Matter (And Those That Don't)
with Chad Aldeman

Recruiting Outside the Box
with Dr. Lisa Eads

Additional Resources:

Download the Lab Program:

Emily Antoszyk and Dr. Terrance Ruth:
Teacher-Student Demographics in NC