The School of Education at Sullivan Foundation partner school Campbell University has formed a partnership with Harnett County Schools in North Carolina to recruit teachers for the school district.

The partnership, called Growing Greatness, held its first “signing day” in late May. Growing Greatness is an initiative to recruit and train Harnett County graduates and student teachers to become educators within the district.

The first cohort consists of nine graduating seniors from Harnett County high schools who plan to pursue a degree in education beginning in fall 2021, along with 16 current education majors at Campbell University.

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The students will work together with Harnett County Schools recruitment and retention staff to build relationships, grow professionally as future teachers and get an in-depth view of what it’s like to be an educator in the Harnett County School System.

“The Growing Greatness Initiative was born in an effort to continue the work that Harnett County Schools deems as one of the most important jobs we have—getting qualified teachers in every class, every day,” said Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Monica Thompson. “We are so excited about this program and so excited to welcome these future teachers to the most noble profession—teaching.”

This article has been edited from the original version appearing on the Campbell University website.




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