The North Carolina
Association of Teacher Assistants



The North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants promotes
the important role of teacher assistants in the public schools,
provides professional training opportunities, and works to
improve salaries and employment security.

Members benefit from

* invaluable PEER NETWORKING





* opportunities for RECOGNITION and AWARDS.

E.H.R. Programs


Mail all scholarship applications to: 

North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants
PO Box 334
Welcome, NC 27374

Phone Toll Free and Fax: 1.800.979.2077

2019 Scholarship Application.pdf
Applications are due no later than February 16, 2019. 

Teacher Assistant of the Year

Portfolio Requirements: TAOYPortfolioRequirements.pdf

2019 NCATA TAOY District Verification Form.pdf
(For District Presidents - due to state office by February 8, 2019)


Each year, NCATA designates one teacher assistant as the NCATA Teacher Assistant of the Year. The winner is recognized as an exemplary representative of NCATA and teacher assistants of North Carolina. NCATA selects a Teacher Assistant of the Year (TAOY) from finalists in each of the eight districts.

Eligibility Requirements

The following items are required for all TAOY finalists.

  1. All finalists shall be considered without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, or handicap.
  2. TAOY finalist must be a member of NCATA for two consecutive years PRIOR to nomination.
  3. TAOY finalist must be employed as a teacher assistant for a minimum of two years prior to nomination.
  4. TAOY finalist must submit a portfolio.
  5. Finalist must be active in NCATA (shows interest and attends meetings of the association at the local, district, and state level)

TAOY Selection Timeline

Before February Deadline (previous fall or spring): Schools nominate and vote on prospective local TAOYs to represent them.

A selection committee at the county level interviews local school TAOYs, provided they meet the NCATA TAOY eligibility requirements and submit a portfolio describing their career accomplishments. County (or school system) committees select County (or system) TAOYs.

January-February: A selection committee in each NCATA district interviews county (system) finalists and selects a District TAOY.

February (2nd Friday): District TAOY names and information due to the state E.H.R. Committee from the district.

February (usually 3rd weekend): The state Education and Human Relations (EHR) Committee (along with the past year TAOY recipient) reviews district TAOY portfolios, interviews each district nominee respectively, and selects the state TAOY and runner-up.

April-May: The incoming TAOY and other finalists are recognized at NCATA’s awards banquet, typically held during the annual conference.

North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants
PO Box 334
Welcome, NC 27374
Phone Toll Free: 1.800.979.2077
Fax: 1.800.979.2077

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