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

The Innovation Project Visits Rockingham Mt. Airy Schools

Ann McColl, CEO visits with Dr. Kim Morrison, Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent.

TIP Teaching Scholars Selection Day

Recipients will agree to serve in specified rural or semi-rural TIP districts for two years following graduation, in exchange for which they will receive $10,000 scholarships.

TIP Board and Membership Meetings

TIP Board and membership meetings will be held on Thursday, March 1.



4441 Six Forks Road
Suite 106-250
Raleigh, NC 27609


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