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Perspective | A guide to hybrid coaching during COVID-19

February 10, 2021
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COVID-19 has presented an abundance of obstacles and opportunities for learning to educators. A most pressing challenge is the delivery of instruction. With school districts having autonomy in the method of instruction, support staff not directly connected to one school or district have had to navigate a variety of instructional learning plans to sustain partnerships.…

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Perspective | A teacher’s perspective on the impact of induction

February 10, 2021
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In 2018, Judge David Lee appointed WestEd to lead a comprehensive investigation into what it would take to guarantee the opportunity of a sound basic education to every North Carolina student. In December, WestEd released their report that highlights the importance of cohesive, statewide policy focused on providing high quality education for all children in North Carolina.…

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Perspective | Coaching during COVID-19 with NC New Teacher Support Program’s innovative supports

February 10, 2021
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Ask teachers on any given day what it’s like to teach remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, and you’ll hear a variety of responses. Tasked with transferring their curriculum to a virtual-learning environment, it’s likely even the most seasoned veterans are facing unique challenges. For beginning teachers, this sudden transition to remote learning has compounded what…

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Patricia Roullard

February 9, 2021
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Business Services Coordinator MS 521NC New Teacher Support ProgramECU COE

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Elizabeth Edwards, EdD

February 9, 2021
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National Board Certified TeacherNC NTSP Director of Curriculum & InstructionECU COE Elizabeth Edwards is a renewed National Board Exceptional Needs Specialist with over 29 years of experience in education. Presently, she serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the NC New Teacher Support Program. Previously, she served as the NC Director for the…

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Ashley Norris

February 9, 2021
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B-K Internship CoordinatorNC NTSP Special ProjectsECU COE Ashley Norris is faculty and Internship Coordinator for the Birth-Kindergarten Program at ECU and has worked extensively with educator preparation for various projects, including faculty engagement and curriculum support with the edTPA. She has co-chaired the Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction committee that has supported the ECU Community School…

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Patrick Conetta, PhD

February 9, 2021
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NC NTSP Director of Teacher Induction and DevelopmentECU COE Patrick Conetta has more than 24 years of experience as an educator and has spent the past ten years supporting in-service teachers and pre-service teachers. Prior to serving as State Director of the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program and Interim Director of Teacher Preparation and…

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Rick Yakubowski

February 9, 2021
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Interim Executive Director of Personnel and FinanceFiscal Director NC New Teacher Support ProgramECU COE

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Dr. Elizabeth Hodge

February 9, 2021
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Professor and Assistant Dean of Innovation and Strategic InitiativesNC NTSP AdministratorECU COE Elizabeth M. Hodge Ph.D. is a Professor and Assistant Dean of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives in the College of Education at East Carolina University. As a longtime advocate for innovation and the use of innovative technology tools to transform learning, her research includes…

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