Thank you for your interest in the NC INSPIRE Fellows Program.

In the spring of 2011, the UNC Center for School Leadership Development applied for a Transition to Teaching grant through the US Department of Education to fund a new program designed to recruit, prepare, support, and license recent non-education major college graduates and mid-career professionals to teach high-need subjects in high-need schools in North Carolina.

The program, North Carolina Innovative Statewide Program to Improve the Recruitment of Educators (NC INSPIRE), was awarded a five year grant (award # U350B110012) in September of 2011. The first cohort of new teachers was recruited for the 2012-2013 school year. Recruiting for the second cohort has begun.

We are excited about this opportunity to help highly qualified individuals transition to teach in North Carolina’s high-need schools.

Please explore our website to learn more about the program and please call us at 919-843-7303 if you have any questions.