CULLOWHEE—Several area educators recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers.

Participating educators from McDowell County Schools included Erin N. Leatherman and Lindsay A. Robinson of East McDowell Middle School, and Elizabeth J. Harris and Misty B. Trembath of Old Fort Elementary School.

Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. NCCAT conducts a wide variety of high-quality professional development for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers. For more information about NCCAT visit or call 828-293-5202.

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