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NHCS Educators Accepted to Digital Leaders Coaching Network

NHCS Educators Accepted to Digital Leaders Coaching Network

The following educators from New Hanover County Schools were among the 2017-2018 cohort accepted to the North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network (NCDLCN) by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation:

Leeann Carpenter - Myrtle Grove Middle School
Brent Hall - Eaton Elementary
Christy Howe - Bradley Creek Elementary
Alexandra Mays - Hoggard High School
Tara Mulvey - Winter Park Elementary
Andrea Raines - Beginning Teacher Support and Staff Development Specialist
Nicole Silvers - Myrtle Grove Middle School
Jeannie Timken - Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist (NCDLCN mentor)

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at the North Carolina State University’s College of Education conducts research, develops educational resources, provides professional development programs for educators, advocates to improve teaching and learning, and helps inform policy-makers, all centered on innovations that will help prepare K–12 students for college, a career, and citizenship in the global information age.

As quickly as technology evolves, schools are charged with the responsibility of facilitating this transition to digital and personalized learning for their students. Many school districts entrust instructional technologists, coaches, media coordinators, and lead teachers with the responsibility to guide and support teachers as they continue to improve instruction. To better meet the needs of these change agents, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation introduced a new cohort to the the Digital Leaders Coaches Network (DLCN).

“In giving these coaches an opportunity to learn and network with other educators who are in similar roles, we are helping to build a support structure that will ultimately have a positive impact on student learning experiences.” - Nancy Mangum, The Friday Institute, Associate Director of Digital Learning Programs

In its fourth year, the DLCN brings together a group of passionate and committed education leaders including instructional coaches, media coordinators, and instructional technologists and lead teachers from across North Carolina. As a cohort, this network of innovative educators will receive ongoing, job-embedded professional learning opportunities to build their capacity in digital and personalized learning. Participants will also acquire strategies and knowledge related to best practices in coaching, adult learning, leadership, and supporting stakeholders in their schools and districts.

“Being a part of NCDLCN has been an amazing experience and I'm so inspired and much more confident in my ability as a leader!” -Jeannie Timken, NHCS Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist

This blended learning experience, built on the North Carolina Media Coordinator, Instructional Technology Facilitator & Coaching Evaluation Instruments, will help participants grow as educators, coaches, and leaders while assisting them in building strong professional learning networks. The core components of Leadership and Culture, Instructional Improvement, Effective Coaching and Advocacy, and Being a Connected Educator are weaved throughout all components of the DLCN program experience.

For more information, visit the project website:

Posted: 10/30/17/p>