CMS Chief Recognizes CTI at Special Event for Foreign Dignitaries

Charlotte Teachers Institute was recognized by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Superintendent Heath Morrison during a panel discussion for the National Democratic Institute (NDI – at UNC Charlotte on Sept. 3.   Dr. Morrison highlighted CTI in a discussion of important local efforts to support teachers’ professional development and improve teaching in local public schools. The panel (which also included UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phillip Dubois and Project LIFT Director Denise Watts) focused on K-20 education issues at an NDI event convened for dignitaries from around the world who are visiting Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.  NDI’s Explore Charlotte program provided dignitaries with the opportunity to learn more about Charlotte’s work in three important national issues:  education, energy and health care.

Led by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. NDI has sponsored international visitors at every Democratic National Convention since 1984 to observe the proceedings and the process for nominating the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President of the United States, and to provide global political leaders with firsthand exposure to the American political process.