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Welcome to our platform that is dedicated to Advanced Teaching Roles in Cabarrus County Schools!

Join us in redefining the future of teaching through innovative teaching and learning approaches that inspire both educators and students alike.


The CCS ATR Talent Pool application window will open again in November 2024.



Congratulations to Cabarrus County Schools first cohort of ATR Schools!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: A.T. Allen, Bethel, Boger, Hickory Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Odell, Odell Primary, Patriots, Rocky River, and Weddington Hills

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Hickory Ridge, J.N. Fries, Roberta Road, and Winkler

HIGH SCHOOLS: Central Cabarrus and Jay M. Robinson




What are Advanced Teaching Roles (ATR)?

In Cabarrus County Schools, the Advanced Teaching Roles (ATR) initiative comprises two specific positions: Extended Reach Teachers (ERTs) and Multi-Classroom Leaders (MCLs). This program offers teacher-leaders the opportunity to broaden their impact without leaving the classroom entirely, presenting a chance for increased compensation.

ERTs assume an additional caseload, employing innovative teaching models such as combining sections or utilizing a hybrid approach. Often supported by well-trained Reach Assistants, ERTs can focus on one subset of students while the assistant oversees another, maximizing instructional efficiency.

MCLs directly coach a group of teachers, leading professional learning communities and ensuring student performance. Multi-Classroom Leaders assume responsibility for the academic performance of students on the rosters of the teachers under their guidance. MCLs may conduct targeted direct instruction by pulling small groups of students, a strategy informed by data analysis. Through co-teaching, model-teaching, and data-informed instruction, MCLs enhance the teaching and learning experience for both educators and students.



Goals for Advanced Teaching Roles in CCS

  • Increase students' access to a highly effective teacher

  • Expand the impact of our most effective teachers

  • Increase retention of highly-effective teachers, especially those considered as beginning teachers

  • Improve teachers' instructional practice in areas identified for ATR support

  • Create career ladders for our most effective teachers, leading to increased retention rates outside of administrative positions



Sarah Allen MCL Rocky River Elementary

Paige Norris MCL Rocky River Elementary



If you have any questions or need assistance, please email or call:

Christie Caputo - Teacher Leadership Specialist



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