The North Carolina
Association of Teacher Assistants

NCATA

SUPPORTING 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.


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Members benefit from

* invaluable PEER NETWORKING

* focused LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

* critical NEWS & INFORMATION

* annual CONFERENCE & EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

* opportunities for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

* opportunities for RECOGNITION and AWARDS.



Our Legislative Goals

Legislation:

  • Focus on restoring TA’s to pre-recession levels.

Advocacy:

  • Recruit legislative advocates among teacher assistants at the local level
  • Educate these teacher assistants to work within their local communities and school groups in order to expand our legislative advocacy network.
  • Recruit teachers, administrators, central office employees, and parents as legislative advocates for support of the profession of teacher assistant.

Social Communication:

  • Utilize social media to inform and advocate for our profession.
  • Work with other professional education associations when possible, such as NCAE.
  • Utilize the hashtag  #NCATAgoesredfored in appropriate social media posts.

Education:
Educate parents and the public about:

  1. Protocols of public policies.
  2. How teacher assistant positions are funded
  3. The value of teacher assistants in public schools
  4. New research on the effect of Teacher Assistants on student achievement
  5. Facts about charter verses public schools.
  6. Facts about the growth of for-profit schools and vouchers, aka opportunity scholarships. 
Educate Teacher Assistants at all association levels on:
  1. legislative needs
  2. association goals
  3. methods of effective communication
  4. proper correspondence etiquette
  5. Importance of being a citizen lobbyist.

Actions:

  • Attend a Legislative Session of the NCGA
  • Propose a NCATA Legislative Day Proclamation to be announced by the NCGA.

Statement:

NCATA has been an organization fighting for teacher assistants for thirty-five years. NCATA advocates for and provides continuing professional development opportunities for teacher assistants. NCATA seeks job stability and better pay for teacher assistants working in the state of North Carolina. NCATA believes that teacher assistants deserve respect for their service to students and North Carolina’s public schools.


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

For issues on this website, please email Melinda Zarate, Communications Director.  (mzarate.NCATA@gmail.com)

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