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OCS Welcomes TIP Teaching Scholar

Dr. Barry Collins and Meredith Glover To address North Carolina’s pronounced teacher shortage, The Innovation Project is working with North Carolina State University’s College of Education to establish a new scholarship program for future teachers, especially in STEM and Special Education. Onslow County is one of five rural or semi-rural TIP districts selected to host pre-service teachers from NC State’s College of Education to complete their student teaching and 2 years of teaching in exchange for a $10,000 financial award and additional enrichment opportunities. To support and encourage these teachers to stay in TIP districts, TIP is developing cohort activities, enrichment and support opportunities, and a vision of teaching that leads to the next level of scholarship and leadership.

The NC State College of Education and The Innovation Project (TIP), have selected the inaugural cohort of scholars for the TIP Teaching Scholars Award. Congratulations to Meredith Glover, who has been selected to be the NC State College of Education’s TIP Teaching Scholar for Onslow County. Ms. Glover, a NC State University College of Education student in Math Education, is very excited to student teach and begin her teaching career with the district.

During the summer, each TIP Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in a summer immersion experience to strengthen their relationship with their selected district. Immersion experiences differ based upon each Scholar’s certification area and range from two-day profession development workshops to ten-week NC Rural Works program experiences. In the coming academic year, Scholars will student teach in their district and take part in TIP-sponsored cohort support experiences.

Information provided by The Innovation Project