• Teacher Academy is a grant-funded program developed by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. The program’s main function is to support teachers and improve instruction while increasing the retention and diversity of teaching staff. 


    The Teacher Academy program has three pathways of support for teachers.

    • Quality Colleague Pathway
      • Teacher Leaders collaborate and coach up to 2 experienced teachers in a year-long mentee-mentor relationship of support.
    • Professional Development Pathway
      • Teacher Leaders work together to design and present professional development for teachers across the district throughout the school year as needed. 
    • Lead Mentor
      • Teacher Leaders are the primary point of contact for facilitating mentoring in the school building. Lead Mentors do not have to be a part of Teacher Academy to qualify. Working along side administration, the Lead Mentor ensures effective mentoring and coaching of beginning teachers.