May: Brown County Schools receive federal grant to invest in educators

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, October 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 8, 2019) – Brown County Schools are among three school districts awarded a federal grant by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching to create career ladders and mentorship programs for local educators, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

The school corporation will receive a $5.5 million federal Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program Grant to directly support teachers through the TAP System for Teacher and School Advancement.

“The success of our students is driven in large part by having great teachers,” May said. “This grant will help our school instructors in Brown County grow professionally to be the best they can be in the classroom.”

The TAP System helps develop teachers as instructional leaders, plan weekly professional learning opportunities tailored to individual educators and students, create a shared vision for improving teacher practice and student achievement, and implement strategic compensation systems.

According to May, the grant will help lay the foundation for career ladders and mentorship programs within Brown County Schools over the next five years.

Brown County Schools in Nashville serves nearly 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12.

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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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