Three Charlotte-area legislators and Ellen McIntyre, dean of UNC Charlottes College of Education, have been named to a task force to advise N.C. lawmakers on teacher pay.
The 2013-14 budget, which included controversial changes in teacher compensation, created an 18-member task force to study incentives to recruit and keep effective educators, including a possible performance-pay system. The group will report back to the General Assembly no later than April 15.
State Rep. Rob Bryan, a Mecklenburg Republican and attorney, will co-chair the task force, along with a leader appointed by Berger. Bryan is a first-term legislator who serves on the House education committee.
Tricia Cotham, a Democrat, was a teacher and administrator with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, most recently at East Mecklenburg High, before becoming a state representative in 2007.
State Rep. Craig Horn, a Weddington Republican, represents Union County and serves on the education committee.
Tillis also appointed Rep. George Graham, a Democrat from Kinston, and five other people with education expertise: McIntyre from UNCC; Rebecca Garland, chief academic officer for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction; Timothy Barnsback, president of the Professional Educators of North Carolina; teacher Richard Nixon and principal Michael Putney, both recommended by the N.C. Association of Educators.
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