Middle School wins $500 for teacher working conditions

Middle School wins $500 for teacher working conditions

Image: Left: Lisa Vaughn, Principal, William Lenoir Middle School and Dr. Monica Shepherd, Department of Public Instruction and the NC Business Committee for Education

William Lenoir Middle School won prize money from the state for reaching 100% participation on the 2022 North Carolina Teaching Working Conditions Survey.

The school was presented a $500 check provided by the NC Business Committee for Education and the NC Department of Public Instruction after its name was drawn from among other schools across the state that reached 100 percent. 

The state’s teacher working conditions survey is an online, anonymous survey that assesses teachers’ working conditions in key areas. Questions focus on time, facilities and resources, community support and involvement, managing student conduct, teacher leadership, school leadership, professional development, instructional practices and support, and new teacher support. 

The survey is a valid and reliable instrument designed to measure educator perceptions about the presence of teaching and learning conditions that research has shown to increase student learning and teacher retention, said Cynthia Martin, DPI’s director of District and Regional Support, the agency’s division that administers the survey. 

Results from past surveys have provided education policymakers and school leaders with actionable information for improving professional development, school improvement plans, and teacher and administrator evaluations. 

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