The Belk Foundation has awarded CTI $50,000 to support teacher professional development.
“We know that teachers are the single most important in-school factor to improving student achievement,” said Katie Morris, Board Chair of The Belk Foundation. “More is expected of teachers than ever before and we believe in supporting them as much as we can.”
The Belk Foundation has supported CTI since 2010 to help grow the institute’s intensive, long-term seminar program for CMS teachers and expand its evaluation efforts. In announcing this most recent grant, Belk Foundation Executive Director Johanna Anderson applauded CTI Fellows and faculty. “The Belk Foundation is inspired by the passionate educators involved in Charlotte Teachers Institute, from the CMS teachers to the Davidson College and UNC Charlotte professors,” Anderson said. “They are clearly committed to improving their craft.”