NCCAT: A+ Coordinator Goes to Ocracoke Island

As the Gerri D Howell Educator of the Year for North Carolina A+ Schools, I attended a Leadership Seminar Week at NCCAT, (the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching,) on Ocracoke Island.  NCCAT was established by the state legislature in 1985 and provides professional development for teachers year-round with a focus on digital learning, early grades literacy and teacher leadership.  Every year, 5000 teachers participate in NCCAT on either the campus in Ocracoke or Cullowhee.  For more information about NCCAT, visit:

Ocracoke is a village located on Ocracoke Island in Hyde County, NC at the southern tip of the Outer Banks.  The population of Ocracoke is just under 1000 people.  The island is accessible only by ferry or plane.  The village extends for only about 10 square miles and contains buildings dating to the 1700s.  Ocracoke Village was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

Photo Galleries
NCCAT: Facilities & Coastline
NCCAT: Coast Guard Workshop & Activity
NCCAT: Exploring the Village: Ocracoke Lighthouse
Exploring the Outer Banks
Ocracoke Island