The Regional Education Facilitators monitor and guide LEAs and Charters as they provide quality induction programs that nurture and support the professional growth of a beginning teacher. The work of this team is to ensure that State Board of Education policies (TCP-A-004, TCP-A-014, TCP-C-004, and TCP-A-014) are understood and implemented at the local level. Program webinars for beginning teacher coordinators, quarterly IHE/ LEA collaborative meetings, annual Peer Reviews with critical friends, and continuous professional development allow each stakeholder to stay abreast of current policy while building networks and professional relationships. These networks establish avenues for support from teacher preparation programs through the three year induction period in an LEA/ Charter. A five-year program monitoring cycle ensures compliance with State Board policy for induction and evaluation requirements. Program monitoring is not intended to be punitive yet to provide avenues for assistance and growth as each LEA and charter school in the state of North Carolina works toward meeting state guidelines. Data collected from these monitoring visits serve as a catalyst for support in terms of technical assistance and professional development.


Please see the map below to find the Regional Educator Facilitator for your area.

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Sonya Rinehart, Regional Educator Facilitator Northeast, East Area 252.482.8426
Cindi Rigsbee, Regional Educator Facilitator Southeast, South Area 910.444.0714
Erica Murphy-Newkirk, Regional Educator Facilitator North Central, East Area 919.560.3962
Martha Anderson, Regional Educator Facilitator Sandhills, South Area 910.997.9800
Deanna Foust-Platt, Regional Educator Facilitator Piedmont-Triad, North Area 336.314.9592
Karol McNeil-Horton, Regional Educator Facilitator Southwest, West Area 980.343.3866
Monica Shepherd, Regional Educator Facilitator Northwest, North Area 336.469.4682
Amy Laughter, Regional Educator Facilitator Western, West Area 828.606.5026