The Innovation Project (TIP) is a collaborative working group of forward-thinking North Carolina district superintendents with a team of staff and collaborators. We ground our work in objective evidence while acknowledging the need to thoughtfully consider and implement promising, pioneering practices. New TIP projects emerge from rigorous analysis of research and national best practices, which inform superintendents’ engagement in iterative design processes. TIP’s work is driven by five overlapping themes: innovate, connect, empower, transform, and inspire. These touchstones orient our approach to decision-making and guide our project design.

Our Impact in TIP Communities

School Districts

Million Children

Restart Schools

Innovative Classrooms

In the Life of the Innovation Project

TIP Has a New Home

We have officially partnered with NCSU Centennial Campus. We are located in The Incubator @Centennial Campus to build networks with other innovator thinkers. Come visit us at 1017 Main Campus Drive, Suite 2300.

NC State University Student Named a Truman Scholar

Ashley Lawson, a senior mathematics education and mathematics major, has been named a recipient of the Truman Scholarship. Ashley has accepted a teaching position in Lenoir county after graduation.

The Innovation Project Visits Lenior County Schools

Ann McColl, CEO will vist with Dr. Brent Williams, Lenoir County Schools Superintendent on April 26.



1017 Main Campus Dr.
Suite 2300
Raleigh, NC 27606


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