While CarolinaTIP does not replace the invaluable support a teacher receives from their school and district, the program does provide an added layer of support for novice teachers. Program support is anchored on the principle of offering teacher-focused support that is responsive to the individual needs of the teacher and targeted at increasing their hope, confidence, and capacity. Due to the program’s external, non-evaluative nature, CarolinaTIP is uniquely positioned to supplement the necessary, beneficial induction support offered by districts and schools.

In addition to coaching, sessions, and community, participating teachers are provided the opportunity to engage in personalized professional development through microcredentials. Program participants are also provided the opportunity to take a graduate course designed to help new teachers transform their classroom management, at no cost to the teacher.

2017 – 2018

  • 18 schools
  • 4 districts
  • 15 teachers (all Year One)
  • 1 coach

2018 – 2019

  • 30 schools
  • 5 districts
  • 67 teachers (54 Year One, 13 Year Two)
  • 6 coaches

2019 – 2020

  • 52 schools
  • 6 districts
  • 109 teachers (63 Year One, 33 Year Two, 13 Year Three)
  • 13 coaches

2020 – 2021

  • 70 schools
  • 6 districts
  • 130 teachers (45 Year One, 57 Year Two, 28 Year Three)
  • 15 coaches

CarolinaTIP is currently supporting teachers district-wide in six Midlands school districts:

  • Kershaw County School District
  • Lexington School District Two
  • Lexington School District Four
  • School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties
  • Richland School District One
  • Richland School District Two

CarolinaTIP also supports small groups of teachers in:

  • Berkeley County School District
  • Colleton County School District
  • Orangeburg County School District

Program Recruitment Video:

Program Overview Slideshow:


Back at it today with the WHOLE group of part time @Carolina_TIP coaches! On the docket: community, connection, reflection, listening, being responsive. @morganelee @eneskeen @Adams_Teaches

You KNOW the teachers have grit when they don’t let a bum knee keep them from a day of PD! So glad to be back with these #thirdyearteachers today. The topic at hand — how we manage our time… #timemanagement @morganelee @eneskeen @Adams_Teaches @UofSCEducation

Back at it! So happy to be spending the morning with the Year Three @Carolina_TIP teachers. The focus of today: Leadership Development. @eneskeen @morganelee @Adams_Teaches @UofSCEducation

Back at it! Learning and growing around #classroommanagement with our teachers from @LexingtonTwo @LexingtonFour @LexRich5Schools @RichlandOne @RichlandTwo @ocsdsc @kcsdschools @ColletonSchools and loving every minute!

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Interested in bringing CarolinaTIP to your school or district?

Contact Us:

Cindy Van Buren
Assistant Dean for Professional Partnerships

Nicole Skeen
University Induction Coordinator