Hertford County Public Schools
Watch this video to learn more about Opportunity Culture.
Are you a teacher who . . .
Believes that every student has the potential to make large learning leaps?
Imagines schools where you can improve your teaching, year after year?
Wishes for schools where teachers have time to plan and collaborate in teams?
Dreams of salaries competitive with other professions?
Hopes to achieve excellence, help more students, and develop peers while teaching?
Aspires to be an empowered, approachable teacher-leader who is a force for positive change?
Then an "OPPORTUNITY CULTURE" position may be just the opportunity for you!!
What does teacher support look like in an Opportunity Culture School?
An Opportunity Culture restructures pre-K–12 schools to extend the reach of excellent teachers, principals, and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring school budgets. Yearlong, paid residencies make on-the-job learning possible before teaching and leading.
Opportunity Culture is:
- Grounded in five key design principles
- Found in districts across the U.S.
- Continually refined and strengthened by all Opportunity Culture educators, including Opportunity Culture Fellows
- Valued by educators
Opportunity Culture districts include:
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Project L.I.F.T.: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools quickly decided to scale up Opportunity Culture across the district after launching it in one school zone in 2013-14.
- Syracuse City School District: New York’s fourth-largest district began using Opportunity Culture staffing models in 2014–15.
- Cabarrus County Schools: Cabarrus County Schools in North Carolina began using Opportunity Culture models in 2014–15.
- Indianapolis Public Schools: The district, the first in the country to include Opportunity Culture roles in its teacher contract, began using Opportunity Culture models in 2016–17.
- Texas Education Agency: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) made Texas the first state to support multiple districts in creating an Opportunity Culture beginning in 2015–16. Districts include Big Spring, Harlandale, Spring Branch, Mineral Wells, and South San Antonio independent school districts.
- Fulton County Schools: This Georgia district, which sandwiches the separate school district for the city of Atlanta, began using Opportunity Culture models in 2016–17.
- Maricopa County: Arizona’s Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent has helped Phoenix-area districts use Opportunity Culture models since 2016–17. Districts include Maricopa County Regional School District, Nadaburg Unified School District, Phoenix Elementary School District #1, and Wilson Elementary School District.
- Edgecombe County Public Schools: This rural North Carolina district began using Opportunity Culture models in 2017–18, and will have Opportunity Culture in all district schools by 2019–20.
- Arkansas: North Little Rock Schools began using Opportunity Culture models in 2017–18 as a pilot for the Arkansas Department of Education’s statewide initiative to reach all students with excellent, personalized teaching. ADE is expanding Opportunity Culture to three more districts in 2019–20: Forrest City School District, Lead Hill School District, and Lincoln Consolidated School District.
- Vance County Schools: This district in northern North Carolina began using Opportunity Culture in 2017–18.
- Guilford County Schools: This North Carolina district, based in Greensboro, began using Opportunity Culture models in 2018–19.
- Halifax County Schools: This rural, eastern North Carolina district is designing its Opportunity Culture plans in spring 2019 to begin implementation in fall 2019.
- Hertford County Public Schools: This rural, eastern North Carolina district is designing its Opportunity Culture plans to begin implementation in fall 2020.
- Lexington City Schools: This small North Carolina district will design its Opportunity Culture plans in and begin implementation in plans in spring 2019 to begin implementation in fall 2019.
- Baltimore City Public Schools: This Maryland district is currently designing its Opportunity Culture plans.
Several North Carolina districts are also participating in a pilot of Remotely Located Multi-Classroom Leadership—a partnership of the College Board, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), and Public Impact to create a five-person team of teachers in various N.C. districts led by a multi-classroom leader based at NCSSM.