Statewide Policy Advisory Board members Dr. Juliette Bell, Dr. Tommy Benson, Dr. Alan Mabe and Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson listen to Donna Albaugh, principal of Long Hill Elementary in Cumberland County.
The Leadership and Policy component of the project involves four levels to support the learning of science and mathematics with its Statewide Policy Advisory Board, three Regional Leadership Teams, twelve District Leadership Teams and the Lead Teacher Model in schools.
Statewide Policy Advisory Board
While the project currently focuses on mathematics, the Statewide Policy Advisory Board considers a broader scope that covers both science and mathematics. The Board membership includes university administrators and faculty, teachers, principals, superintendents, elected officials from the NC General Assembly, directors of foundations and CEOs from business and industry. Click here for more on the NC-PIMS Statewide Policy Advisory Board.
Regional Leadership Teams
With each of the three partner universities, East Carolina University, Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington serving two or more school districts in their respective regions, the Regional Leadership Teams bring together school district personnel, university faculty and the Mathematics and Science Education Network hubs to monitor the progress of NC-PIMS in their respective regions. Click here for more information about NC-PIMS Regional Leadership Teams.
District Leadership Teams
Typically, a District Leadership Team consists of 5-10 members, including the superintendent, or designee, principal, counselor, parent and a STEM professional, and other members from the district who play a role in planning professional development and curricula. Click here to find out more about NC-PIMS District Leadership Teams.
The Lead Teacher Model
The Lead Teacher, or cascade, model is established to build leaders of mathematics instruction for schools and districts. Click here to find out more about the NC-PIMS Lead Teacher Model.
Lenses on Learning
Lenses on Learning is a 30 contact-hour leadership development course that teaches participants how to make observations for teaching and learning in standards-based mathematics classrooms. Click here for more information about NC-PIMS Lenses on Learning activities.