Opportunity Culture Voices on Video

Edgecombe County Public Schools: Believe in What’s Possible

Learn how Edgecombe County Public Schools is using Opportunity Culture educator roles, like multi-classroom leaders, expanded-impact teachers, and reach associates, to fulfill its commitment to innovation, family, and exceeding expected growth for students.

NC Superintendents of the Year on Their Opportunity Culture Districts

Dr. Valerie Bridges and Dr. Anthony Jackson, 2022 and 2020 recipients of the A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year award, describe how the Opportunity Culture initiative has improved student outcomes and increased teacher retention in their districts.

Opportunity Culture: Teaching, Leading, Learning—Part 2

Part 2—Here’s How: Part 2 of this two-part video details how an Opportunity Culture provides on-the-job, consistent support for all teachers to reach many more students with excellence, learn more, and earn more—by having great teachers lead teams or reach more students directly, with more school-day collaboration and planning time.

Opportunity Culture: Teaching, Leading, Learning—Part 1

Part 1—Why Opportunity Culture?: What barriers keep teachers and students from experiencing great support and strong learning outcomes? Part 1 of this two-part video highlights some of the barriers that an Opportunity Culture can remove.

On Being a Team Reach Teacher

Team reach teachers work on a multi-classroom leader’s team, directly teaching more students than usual but typically without raising instructional group sizes.

From Reach Associate to Classroom Teacher

Delmonika Vick, a math teacher at North Edgecombe High School in Tarboro, NC, says being a reach associate for two years—a role she loved—prepared her to be a stronger teacher.

Proactively, positively engage with students

Classroom meetings help to form bonds with your students and build a community of learners, say Katie McAuliffe, a fourth-grade teacher, and her multi-classroom leader, Sean Carberry.

Involve students in setting their own goals

Students need to know where they are educationally and where they want to be so they understand what steps to take to reach their goals, as Candace Butler demonstrates.