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.


Teacher Assistant of the Year Recognition
Click to email our EHR Chair, Frederick McClamb


NCATA selects a Teacher Assistant of the Year (TAOY) annually from finalists in each of the eight districts. The recipient of the State TAOY award is recognized as an exemplary representative of NCATA and teacher assistants of North Carolina. It's quite an honor to be selected by your peers to represent them as Teacher Assistant of the Year!


TAOY Selection Process

  1. Local schools nominate and vote on prospective TAOYs to represent them.
  2. A selection committee at the county level interview local school nominees, provided they meet the TAOY guidelines and submit a portfolio describing their career accomplishments.
  3. A selection committee at the NCATA district level interview county finalists.
  4. The state Education and Human Relations (EHR) Committee reviews district TAOY portfolios, interviews each district nominee respectively, and selects the state TAOY and runner-up.

Go to our Documents and Links page to download, view, and print NCATA's current TAOY program guidelines. The TAOY process falls under our EHR program. The chair is Frederick McClamb, (800) 979-2077, extension 703.


2017 NCATA Teacher Assistant of the Year
District 4 - Public Schools of Robeson County
Michelle Ivey

2017 District Teacher Assistants of the Year

District 2 - Sharon Best, Greene County Schools

District 3 - LaTonya Ingram, Johnston County Schools

District 4 - Michelle Ivey, Public Schools of Robeson County, NCATA TAOY

District 5 - Sarah Jack, Davidson County Schools

District 6 - Crystal Hall, Cabarrus County Schools, TAOY Runner-Up

District 7 - Sandra Marlowe, Alexander County Schools

                                                                                                                                                                                  NCATA Teacher Assistants of the Year

2016  Dixie Black - Davidson County - District 5
2015 Andrea Cranfill - Davie County - District 7
2014 Michelle Bailey - Onslow County -District 2
2013 Teresa Sawyer - Currituck County-District 1
2012 William Johnston, Jr. - Bladen County - District 4
2011 Kamal Watkins - Cumberland County- District 4
2010 Jenny Gerami - Catawba County - District 7
2009 Carleen Mack - Onslow County - District 2
2008 Melinda Zarate - Davidson County - District 5
2007 Rise' Hatton - Onslow County - District 2
2006 Jan Rickard - Lee County - District 4
2005 Lisa Fisher - Charlotte-Mecklenburg - District 6
2004 Judith Ainsworth - Catawba County - District 7
2003 Mary Hankins - Moore County - District 4
2002 Jackie Brock - Brunswick County - District 2
2001 Mari Jones - Onslow County - District 2
2000 Sue Johnson - Iredell-Statesville - District 7
1999 Steven Wolford - Cumberland County - District 4
1998 Diann Roberts - Buncombe County - District 8
1997 Faye G. Simmons - Lenoir County - District 2
1996 Judy Brant - Cabarrus County - District 6
1995 Judy Overcash - Iredell-Statesville - District 7
1994 Lisa Gilliland - Haywood County - District 8
1993 Susan Beeker - Rowan-Salisbury- District 6
1992 Betty Olsen - Cumberland County - District 4
1992 James Weathers - Orange County - District 5
1991 Nancy Jones - Currituck County - District 1



At the 34th annual conference, the 25th Anniversary of the NCATA TAOY Program was recognized and celebrated.
L-R: Andrea Cranfill, Michelle Bailey, Teresa Sawyer, William K. Johnston, Jr., Kamal Watkins, Jenny Gerami, Melinda Zarate, Rise' Hatton, Faye Simmons, James Weathers.

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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