NCTA President's Blog
Greetings Fellow Educators:
It is with great pleasure that I begin my new role as NCTA President! I am eager to lead the oldest teachers' association in the country that is full of dedicated, engaged and passionate educators.
Although I have been a member of NCTA since 1998, I began my involvement with the board back in 2005. Since then, I have served in many capacities: as a local director, grants coordinator, first vice president, and annual awards banquet chair. In these roles I became more aware of the great work that we do not only as educators, but as leaders in our schools. Although our job is not without challenges, I firmly believe in public education and the positive impact we have on our students and colleagues alike.
The best way to serve our locals is to continue our legacy of offering a wide array of graduate level courses at discounted prices, hosting our annual awards banquet where we celebrate the achievements of educators, students and friends of our locals, as well as continuing our grants program that allows teachers to create awesome learning experiences for their students. I encourage you to take a look at our course offerings and choose a course that best suits your needs.
I'm happy to announce that this year NCTA will begin a strategic planning process that will guide our association moving forward for the next 3-5 years. A collaborative and inclusive process will ensure that all locals are heard. I'm anxious to see what comes of these meetings and I will be sure to keep you informed here on our website.
I wish you all an excellent start to the school year and many successes with your students!
Christopher M. Brillant