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
Lindsey Lykins

Lindsey Lykins, daughter of Jennifer Carey, is a senior at Currituck County High School. Lindsey enjoys working with younger children and helping people in need. She started a New Student Welcoming Committee at school after seeing new students sitting alone in the cafeteria. She created a buddy system and a new student orientation process for new students. Through this system new students are helped around campus and any questions they may have are answered. A committee was created with approximately 80 students that include officers in each grade level.

During the holidays, Lindsey also sponsored three students from the Currituck County’s Angel Tree. She found out each student's needs and wants from their parents. She used social media to collect money, gifts and donations. She was able to get all things on their lists, plus more! She said delivering to the parents was one of the best feelings ever.

Western NC Award Recipient
Jalynn Borders

Jalynn Borders, daughter of Rodney and Lisa Borders, is a junior at Shelby High School in Shelby, North Carolina.  She maintains the A honor roll with four Advanced Placement Program courses. During the 2016 spring semester, Jalynn was chosen to work with math teacher, Celeste Burhardt, to tutor and teach Math I to students.  Jalynn says, “I enjoy working with numbers and helping people.”  She is also a member of the Beta Club, Spanish Club, the National Honor Society, and Student Government, as well as a varsity football cheerleader.

Monthly, Jalynn serves as an attorney for Teen Court.  This program allows students who have misbehaved in school to clear their record in Teen Court instead of being prosecuted in Juvenile Court.

In addition to her school activities, Jalynn is a great role model, while being very active at her church.  She leads the technology ministry, sings on the youth choir, serves on the usher board, and the finance team.

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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