The School of Education (SOE) has joined the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program as a regional partner. The program is funded through Race to the Top and provides coaching support and professional development to beginning teachers in the state’s high-need schools. Four full time coaches have joined the SOE this summer to work with the project, and interviews are in progress for two additional coaches. Jennifer Lynde will serve as Lead Instructional Coach. She most recently served as Curriculum Coordinator at Forest Park Elementary School in Forsyth County. Christy Howard will serve as an Instructional Coach. She most recently served as a curriculum specialist for Guilford County Schools, and is currently a doctoral student in Teacher Education and Development (TEHE). Mark Meacham will serve as an Instructional Coach. Mark most recently taught English and Journalism at Williams High School in Alamance-Burlington, and is currently a doctoral student in Teacher Education and Development (TEHE). Vanda Thomas will also serve as an Instructional Coach. Vanda most recently served as a teacher at Petree Elementary School in WSFCS. For more information, contact Christina O’Connor at email@example.com.