Teacher Executive Institute
The Teacher Executive Institute was selected as one of the 100 Best Businesses - Education partnerships in the nation by the Partnership in Education Journal. The Institute is recognized nationally in the Journal.
The Pitt County Educational Foundation has created a number of innovative programs for Pitt County Schools. One such program is the Teacher Executive Institute. The Institute provides an opportunity for teachers to learn management techniques and acquire leadership skills through their interactions with Pitt County businesses. Teachers, who are competitively selected to participate annually, spend a day with six companies where they participate in seminars designed to strengthen their leadership and communication skills. Topics include: “The Future of Leadership,” “Creativity and Innovation,” “Leadership,” “Successful Work Habits,” “Health Career Initiatives,” “Managing Diversity,” and “Interactions Skills.” Participating businesses have the opportunity to meet outstanding educators and show their appreciation and support for education. Through the generosity of DSM, First Tennessee Bank, Vidant Health, Grady-White Boats, Inc., The Daily Reflector, Greenville Utilities Commission, and Pitt County Schools’ Health Career Initiatives, 560 teachers have completed this excellent training opportunity since its inception in 1989. The Teacher Executive Institute Banquet, held each May, celebrates the accomplishments of these teachers.