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Rachel Greer Joins Watson’s NC NTSP Team

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Rachel Greer joined the Watson College Office of Engagement, Professional Learning and Scholarship in October as an Instructional Coach, a new position created to carry out the mission of the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program in the Southeast Region. In the role, Greer will work with select beginning teachers in charter and traditional public schools in Sampson, Onslow, and New Hanover Counties, including D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy. The program model pursues individualized coaching and professional development to impact teacher effectiveness and simultaneously improve retention of the teaching talent in our schools.

Greer began teaching middle school students in southern California immediately upon completion of coursework for her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and multiple subject teaching credential with cross-cultural language and academic development from California State University San Marcos in 2003. Since 2004, she served in the field of education in North Carolina in the roles of elementary teacher, English as a second language teacher, lead teacher, assistant principal, and principal in preschool through high school settings.  

After seeing the amazing impacts of co-teaching and inclusive practices in multiple classrooms, she desired to have a larger impact in transforming school practices. Mrs. Greer received the NC Principal Fellows Scholarship and earned a master’s degree in school administration in 2010 from Western Carolina University. Whether in the mountains, piedmont, or coast of North Carolina, she has supported staff, students and families in charter and traditional public schools located in rural and suburban settings.  In 2020 she received a scholarship from NCDPI to earn a certificate in dual language administration and supervision from East Carolina University in 2021.

With more than a decade in administration, she knows the importance of empathy, encouragement, enthusiasm, and empowerment for teachers as they pursue excellence and engagement in the classroom. Most recently she has served on the local school board Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee to pursue systemic change that provides equitable outcomes for students.

About the NC NTSP

The North Carolina New Teacher Support Program brings regional universities together with district partners to support beginning teachers in order to improve teacher retention, effectiveness and student learning. The organization currently supports 1,033 teachers in more than 40 districts across the state. UNCW became an anchor institution for the NC NTSB in 2018.