What is an Opportunity Culture?
An Opportunity Culture extends the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring budgets.
Teachers lead the way
Each Vance County Opportunity Culture school has created a team of teachers and school leaders to design Opportunity Culture models around their individual school needs.
More students are reached with excellent teaching
Excellent teachers reach more students directly or by leading teaching teams. Good teachers get the support they need to deliver excellent instruction to students consistently.
Protected, school-day planning and collaboration time
Through creative scheduling, teams have protected, in-school time to collaborate, plan, and improve instruction.
Accountability matches responsibilities.
Teachers can focus on their best subjects and roles with more students, with accountability matching what they take on.
Large, permanent pay supplements
Opportunity Culture pay stipends are funded through reallocation of current school budgets - ensuring sustainability.
teaching, leading, learning.
imagine yourself in an opportunity culture
WHAT COULD YOU DO IN AN OPPORTUNITY CULTURE?
“It’s something that I wish every school and every teacher, and every student could experience. ”
— Casey Jackson,
Vance County Schools is committed to providing all students with the best possible educational experience from excellent teachers and teacher teams. We value teachers and commit to paying teachers more who extend their reach and positively impact student learning and will provide protected time and clarity for planning, collaboration, and development of all staff.