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 celebrates the end of a successful year with their Board and Membership Meetings and their recent partnership with NC State University at the Park Alumni Center.

TIP Tours NCSU Centennial Campus

The membership meeting kicked off with a guided bus tour of North Carolina State University Centennial Campus with stops at the Freedom Systems Center and Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) as well as TIP’s new office located in the NCSU Incubator Space

TIP Teaching Scholars

Congratulations to the 2018 Cohort of the TIP Teaching Scholars:

  • Sarah Bowman
    Johnston County Schools
  • Celeste Castillo-Noyola
    Wayne County Schools
  • Meredith Glover
    Onslow County Schools
  • Ashley Lawson
    Lenoir County Schools
  • Kathryn Martin
    Lenoir County Schools
  • Alyssa McNeary
    Cabarrus County Schools
  • Madison Miller
    Johnston County Schools

Dr. William Harrison Retires

Congratulations to Dr. William Harrison on his recent retirement. Thank you for your dedication to The Innovation Project.



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