Edgecombe County Public Schools serves the educational needs of 6,000 students in grades PK-12. Our 14 schools are comprised of five elementary schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, one early college high school and the state’s first K-8 global school.
Edgecombe County Public Schools serves the educational needs of 6,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Our 14 schools are comprised of five elementary schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, one early college high school and the state’s first K-8 global school. We are located in the heart of eastern North Carolina about an hour east of Raleigh and an hour and a half from the Crystal Coast.
Edgecombe County Public Schools is comprised of 14 schools that are focused on teaching the whole student in a tight-knit community. A tiered level of support is provided to teachers new to our district where supportive relationships are built with each individual teacher creating an inclusive environment where teachers can thrive as they grow in their craft. One of our goals includes developing and implementing a trauma-informed school culture and classroom management approach which includes diversity, equity and inclusion training for all staff. Through our Opportunity Culture initiative, we are committed to providing teachers with career development and advancement opportunities based on their excellence, leadership and student impact. Teachers earn more money by expanding their impact and taking on more responsibility within the school, all while staying in the classroom.
The Edgecombe County Board of Education pays a salary supplement that is in addition to base salaries for teachers in North Carolina. The teacher supplement is seven percent of the annual salary and is paid half in November and half in March. We are excited to offer a signing and retention bonus to new hires in our hardest to fill areas of grades 6-12 Math and/or Science and K-12 Special Education. Teachers that sign a contract with our school district and serve in one of these areas will receive a $2,000 signing bonus. In return for the signing and retention bonus, it is our intention for the recipient of the bonus to work a minimum of two years with us.
The ECPS Beginning Teacher Support Program's purpose is to offer support for the development and professional growth of new teachers during the first three years of employment. Support is provided to beginning teachers through the Mentors-in-Schools program and a District Mentor. ECPS Teacher Talk Sessions occur monthly, either face-to-face at a central location or virtually throughout the school year. Topics for these sessions are driven by formal and informal feedback from beginning teachers.
The ECPS Scholar Teachers Program provides an advanced preparatory opportunity to outstanding high school students who desire to become teachers with Edgecombe County Public Schools, creating a teacher recruitment pipeline. Our three-year cohort model is available to a diverse group of rising high school juniors with strong academic achievement and aptitude for leading others. The program includes themes centered around service learning, social justice, and the power of place. Our Scholar Teachers graduate with a high school diploma and a two-year associate’s degree through our partnership with Edgecombe Community College. ECPS provides personalized support for all EECHS Scholar Teacher graduates during the college application and scholarship process.
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