The Cumberland County School System is located in Fayetteville, a city filled with history in the beautiful eastern North Carolina area, less than two hours from wide, sandy beaches. Our mission is to provide a safe, positive and rigorous learning environment to prepare lifelong learners to reach their maximum potential.
The Cumberland County School System is located in Fayetteville, a city filled with history in the beautiful eastern North Carolina area, less than two hours from wide, sandy beaches. Our mission is to provide a safe, positive and rigorous learning environment to prepare lifelong learners to reach their maximum potential. Achieving our mission requires having exceptional talent at every level of the organization. With more than 6,000 employees, CCS is one of the largest employers in Cumberland County. Each employee at CCS plays a vital role in our mission as we all work together to educate our students and support school system operations.
Cumberland County’s support program for New Teachers is called S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Success Unlimited with Cumberland County’s Entry Support System). This program supports you through a new teacher orientation, dedicated and experienced mentors at every school to ensure that information gets to all new teachers in a timely manner. This program is overseen and carried out by teacher support coordinators and professional development facilitators.
The Beginning Teacher Support Coordinator and the Professional Development Facilitator makes two visits per year to beginning teachers in order to address individual concerns and coordinate training, resources and support. We also off school-level and system-level beginning teacher meetings and four observations (three administrative and one peer) with post-conferences over the course of the year in order to give the teacher feedback about his/her performance.
In addition to the State base teacher salary, we pay a local supplement. Medical insurance is offered through the North Carolina State Health Plan to employees working 30 more hours per week in a permanent position. Security deposit waivers for local electric companies are available to new teachers who are relocating to Cumberland County Schools. Local professional development for continuing education and licensure renewal is provided without cost through Cumberland County Schools. Through various discounts and special offers, businesses are showing their appreciation for what you do every day to help the children in our school system.
Our Future Educators Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing CCS’ internal student talent. Participants are CCS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who plan to commit to teaching with CCS upon completion of an educator preparation program. Participants must be CCS high school seniors, gain admittance to a college or university with a North Carolina-accredited Educator Preparation Program and intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career with CCS. Future Educators receive an annual stipend beginning the summer following their freshman year of college through the summer of their senior year. They then have access to an early employment contract.
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