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.

NCATA Community Action Hero Awards

Eastern NC Award Recipient

My name is Noah. My favorite color is all of the colors of the rainbow, but I really like orange. I like to play sports-all of them! I play soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse, and basketball. My mom is my coach for some of them. I like to play on my tablet and my Dad’s x-box and my Wii. I like to play Minecraft and create new worlds. I collect Pok√©mon cards and like to paint and draw and sketch. I love building with my Legos, too! My family likes to go camping and I collect rocks from new places. When I grow up, I want to be an architect so I can draw and build things. I built a table once in our garage all by myself. I was on TV when I raised money for our animal shelter. It was called Pennies for Puppies. I told the students at school that if they would put their pennies together it would make a difference for the animals at the shelter. I wanted to show how with one penny and an idea you can make a difference for your school and community as a whole 

Western NC Award Recipient
Nathan Auman

My name is Nathan Auman and I am an 8th grade student at New Century Middle School in Moore County. I am currently involved in Boy Scouts, Beta Club, Junior Student 2 Student, Student Advisory Council, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I love to help my teachers and classmates, as well as my fellow community and church peers. I set high academic goals and strive to be the best leader I can be in my everyday life. In Boy Scouts, I serve as a Patrol Leader and have achieved the Star Rank on my journey towards Eagle. I am also an active member in my Beta Club, as we are working towards the state convention in late February. JS2S, or Junior Student 2 Student, is an organization that supports military children as they transition into a new school. I, along with 5 other students, were trained over the summer and have been the leaders of our school’s club.

One of my favorite meetings is my Student Advisory Council meetings, when we meet with the superintendent every 2 months and discuss issues in our school system. This past year we discussed our system’s needs for more budget funding, and we presented our information in a speech to the county commissioners. In FCA, I am one of three officers that lead our devotions each morning. I am involved in church, which made me an optimal candidate for my position in this group. We have a turnout of about 40 students at 7:45 before school every Wednesday, who want to grow closer in their relationship with Christ through an athletic environment.

At school, I maintain the A Honor Roll, as well as take World History and Math I along with my 4 core subjects. I was also involved on my school’s football team, and was a captain for our final game. This past year, I also began collecting funds in order to provide Christmas presents to underprivileged students in my school system, which I am currently planning on beginning this year. Throughout my education, I am trying to create a path that leads me to my dream future. I hope to go to Air Force Academy, where I will train to become a pilot. After serving 10-15 years, I hope to apply to NASA and become an astronaut training to go to Mars. Above all of this, one goal I have is to give back to the community that has raised and supported me my entire life. I can’t wait to see how I will grow as I journey through a long and exciting path towards my career. 

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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