BG Digital

Manda Stegall, Instructional Coach

March 9, 2021
Posted in

Biography: Manda Stegall began her journey in education as an Exceptional Children’s teacher in Iredell-Statesville Schools. Since 2005 she has served as a school and district level Instructional Coach at elementary, middle, and high school levels in Iredell-Statesville Schools, Catawba County Schools, and Newton-Conover City Schools.  Manda has led research-based professional development through the North…

Read More

Paige Laurain, Instructional Coach

March 9, 2021
Posted in

Biography: Paige Laurain is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and Michigan State University and is currently licensed in 6-12 Mathematics and Science with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her primary role has been teaching high school math with a focus on alignment, rigor, and data-driven instruction. Paige has worked as an…

Read More

Erica Gregory, Instructional Coach

March 9, 2021
Posted in

Biography: Erica Gregory began her career as a first-grade teacher with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. During her time with CMS, Erica had the unique opportunity to teach every grade level 1st-6th.  After leaving the classroom Erica transitioned into a host of positions including K-6 Math Facilitator, MTSS & Title I Coordinator, PD Facilitator, and Principal Designee.…

Read More

Meghan Frazier, Instructional Coach

March 9, 2021
Posted in

Biography: Meghan Frazier holds a BA in English and Technical Writing from California State University Long Beach and a Masters of School Administration from UNC Charlotte. She started teaching high school English in 2003 as a lateral entry teacher after a career as a writer in the motorsports and automotive industries. Meghan taught all levels…

Read More

Adriean Pitts, Instructional Coach

March 9, 2021
Posted in

With a love for literature and writing, Dr. Adreian Pitts began her journey into education over 13 years ago. Prior to joining UNC Greensboro’s NC New Teacher Support Program, she effectively served in the roles of English teacher, mentor to beginning teachers, and middle school administrator.  Dr. Pitts enjoys reading, spending time with her family,…

Read More

Jackie Aponte, Instructional Coach

March 5, 2021
Posted in

Jacqueline Aponte Cheek: The first in her family to have the opportunity to graduate from a traditional high school and apply to college, Jacqueline’s interest in education was always grounded in a desire to work toward a more equitable education system. As an educator, she first served as an instructor and program assistant for an…

Read More

Melanie Smith, Regional Director

March 5, 2021
Posted in

Melanie is the NCNTSP Regional Director for NC State. As well, she is a clinical educator in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in NC State’s College of Education. She coordinates and teaches in the Curriculum and Developmental Supervision graduate program which prepares teacher leaders who want to engage their colleagues in professional…

Read More

Betsy Rosenbalm, Regional Director

March 1, 2021
Posted in

Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm, a National Board Certified Teacher, began her career as an elementary classroom teacher in 2001. She taught 2nd, 4th and 5th grade before becoming an elementary reading specialist and school level instructional coach. She continued her career as an assistant principal in an elementary school, and then became the principal of Conover…

Read More

Perspective | Certainty in an uncertain time: NC NTSP commitment to supporting North Carolina’s Beginning Teachers

February 10, 2021
Posted in

As a university-based induction program, the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) partners with educator preparation programs (EPPs) to support their mission in training pre-service teachers while strengthening university partnerships with existing school partners and building new ones. NC NTSP provides individual instructional coaching and professional development to all statewide partners, as well…

Read More

Perspective | Disrupting teacher workforce trends with the NC New Teacher Support Program

February 10, 2021
Posted in

There are many characteristics within a school community that influence student achievement, but no other characteristic has as much influence as teacher quality. There is agreement about this among those who have taught which is also substantiated by a growing body of empirical research that demonstrates that a teacher’s ability to improve student performance —…

Read More