Mar 26, 2016
New Teacher Center / Annual Report 2011
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Dear Friends, If you’re reading this, chances are that at some point in your life you had a great teacher. A teacher that inspired and challenged you; opened
doors and identified possibilities. NTC seeks to ensure that all students, especially those in our nation’s most underserved communities,
receive the same opportunity.
Three years ago we made the decision to scale our new teacher induction program nationally. Since then the national dialogue has directed
attention to what we’ve long contended—when we focus on teachers, our students succeed.
Last year we reorganized in order to meet our strategic objectives and align the delivery of our programs. We expanded our reach to support
over 24,000 beginning teachers—approximately 6 percent of all new first and second year teachers in our country: 1.5 million students
had a better teacher in their classrooms as a result. We invested in measuring our impact and connecting that to student learning. And we
embarked on several major program innovations. We’re proud to share highlights of this work with you.
Despite our progress, we haven’t lost sight of where we need to go. Over the next decade the U.S. needs to prepare and retain approximately
two million new teachers. This is our chance to positively address the nation’s achievement gap and deliver on the promise of public
education. Our students deserve no less.
We’re grateful for your support and hope you’ll continue to join us as we seek to ensure that every student in America has a great teacher.
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Chair, NTC Board of Directors
Ceo & Founder
Impact. Teachers are the single most important school-based determinant of
student success. when we accelerate teacher effectiveness, student learning
Equity. Schools with high populations of students living in poverty typically
have a disproportionate number of new teachers. By improving teacher
effectiveness in high needs schools, we address the nation’s achievement gap.
Community. 40-50% of new teachers will leave the profession in 5 years. By
stopping the revolving door of new teachers and school leaders, we model for
students that it’s worthwhile to stay in school.
At the heart of our program, it’s all about students.
ComprEhEnsIvE ApproACh to nEw tEAChEr InduCtIon
NTC’s program Theory of Action includes professional
development, communities of practice, ongoing assessment,
and induction program design. The result: accelerated teacher
effectiveness, improved teacher retention, and strengthened
leadership, all in support of increased student learning.
New Teacher Development,
Ongoing Assessment, and Communities
Ongoing Assessment, and Communities
Principal and Site Leader
and Induction Systems
PROGRAM EVALUATION: IMPACT & IMPLEMENTATIO
PROGRAM EVALUATION: IMPACT & IMPLEMENTATIO
Every student across America deserves a great teacher
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“NTC’s approach to building
relationships has nourished my
leadership skills and I have seen
dramatic gains in my teachers’
effectiveness, as well as their
mAdonnA rAmp / nEw tEAChEr mEntor
2011-12 doE nAtIonAl tEAChIng AmbAssAdor FEllow
AustIn IndEpEndEnt sChool dIstrICt, tX
hIghlIghts oF 2010-11
A Focus on ImpactNTC continuously seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of our work.
last year we defined an impact strategy that helps focus resources and
measuring our Impact
NTC’s impact spectrum addresses the following questions:
Counting: Who are we reaching?
program Quality: Are our clients implementing the program with fidelity?
retention: Are we retaining teachers and mentors?
practice: Are teachers becoming more effective?
student learning: Are students learning better as a result of our work?
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data of Implementation
supportIvE ContEXt For tEAChIng And lEArnIng
data of Impact
numbEr oF EduCAtors & studEnts rEAChEd In 2010-11
24,195 BEGINNING TEAcHErs
1,471,761 sTUDENTs EXpAndIng our rEACh
In 2010-11, NTC supported induction programs in 35 states and approximately 250 school districts. our online mentoring program, eMSS, supported new
science, math, and special education teachers in all 50 states. And as part of our Teaching and learning Conditions Initiative, we surveyed over 265,100
educators, received over 100,000 responses, and provided data for almost 3,000 schools.
Accelerating Teacher Effectiveness
NTC’s comprehensive induction program has been refined since 1998 and includes one-on-one mentoring and professional
development, all taking place within school environments that support new teachers.
deepening our Impact
As per our strategic plan, in 2010-11 we sought engagements where we were considered part of the district’s human capital development. Our goal was to
deliver sustainable, high impact services that integrated new teacher induction, principal support, and our Teaching and Learning Conditions Initiative into a
comprehensive program. An overview of selected partners exemplifies our approach.
sCAlIng A lArgE urbAn InduCtIon progrAm
In 2005, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the nation’s third largest school district, was losing 3-4 beginning teachers out of every 5 that they
hired. They approached NTC about implementing an induction program to help improve teacher retention and raise student achievement. The
downward trend was reversed, and NTC is now considered a vital element in the district’s Human Capital Management strategy. Since, 2006,
the NTC-managed program has served 1,651 beginning teachers in 433 schools by training, over the course of five years, 79 mentors to provide
instructional support. Training and support for 77 new principals was added in 2010 to help further drive increased teacher effectiveness. Despite a
challenging fiscal climate, the district continues to invest in new teacher and new principal induction.
AlIgnEd dIstrICt ImplEmEntAtIon
NTC began working with Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) in 2009 as part of the Measures of Effective Teaching
(MET) project. Since that initial engagement with our Teaching and Learning Conditions Initiative, NTC involvement has grown
into a comprehensive program, including both new teacher and principal induction, plus an innovative peer assessment program.
In 2010-11, NTC supported approximately 1100 beginning teachers with 72 trained mentors.
A stAtEwIdE InduCtIon progrAm
NTC, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), is launching a comprehensive statewide
induction program that will support all first-year educators as well as second-year teachers who work in the state’s
“urban ring” districts. RIDE’s induction program includes all elements of NTC’s model including full release mentors,
mentor professional development, on-going assessment, and principal professional development. The state has taken the
opportunity to align the protocols of a new teacher evaluation system with NTC’s induction program.
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photo taken at o. S. hubbard elementary School, San Jose, CA
measuring teacher performance
Building upon our proven, standards-based
assessment system, NTC has developed tools to
measure teacher growth as well as induction’s
impact on student learning. The new Teacher
Assessment and Support System (TASS) is based
on a thorough review of current research and
provides teachers and mentors with an accurate
reflection of their progress: program leaders
receive timely information about what’s working
in order to facilitate a process of continuous
program improvement. Currently being pilot
tested, TASS will provide a critical link between
new teacher induction and how districts measure
teacher performance. This project received
support from the Morgan Family Foundation
and Stuart Foundation.
preparing new stEm teachers
In his 2011 State of the Union address, President
Obama called for the recruitment of 100,000
new science, technology, engineering, and math
(STEM) teachers over the next decade. NTC’s
unique e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS)
program is positioned to support these new
recruits through one-on-one mentoring, high-
quality professional development, and a learning
community facilitated by experts. Thanks
to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation, NTC’s current program is being
upgraded to include a next generation platform,
support for remote classroom observations, a
repository of proven videos and other tools. A
web portal will provide free resources to new
STEM teachers across the country.
Leading Through Innovation NTC provides innovative programs and services that address national issues
related to new teachers and teacher induction. Thanks to the generous support of
our funders, last year we initiated a program to help assess teacher effectiveness
and expanded the scope of our online mentoring service.
“When I look back on the
things I really like about my
class and the things that
work, I can almost always
trace it back to something
my mentor taught me or a
conversation we had.”
ElEmEntAry sChool tEAChEr
rAvEnswood CIty sChool dIstrICt, CAlIFornIA
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Influencing the Policy AgendaNTC advocates for and designs public policies to strengthen new educator
induction and mentoring.
providing an Induction road map
In 2011, NTC released the Review of State Policies on
Teacher Induction, featuring comprehensive summaries
of induction policies for all 50 states. Funded by
the Joyce Foundation, this review articulates 10 key
state policy criteria for comprehensive, high-quality
induction that accelerates new teacher effectiveness
and improves teacher retention. The review is available
under the Policy page of NTC’s website.
Impacting state policy
Consultation with NTC has strengthened educator
induction policies in more than two dozen states. In
Illinois, NTC supported the State Board of Education
in designing policies, program standards and tools
such as the Illinois Induction Program Continuum.
In North Carolina, the NTC-led Mentor Task Force
resulted in the approval of stronger induction program
and mentor standards by the State Board of Education.
NTC served as an association partner to the Council
of Chief State School Officers’ State Consortium on
shaping the national Conversation
NTC teamed with The College Board and Phi Delta
Kappa to host a Capitol Hill briefing where we
released the policy paper, Teachers Are the Center of
Education: Mentoring, Teaching and Improving Student
Learning. Our Policy Team has informed federal policy,
including: Race to the Top program regulations, the
Effective Teaching and Leading Act, and the STEM
Master Teacher Corps Act. NTC Policy launched a
monthly e-newsletter in March 2011.
Improving school teaching & learning Conditions
NTC’s Teaching and Learning Conditions Initiative
has been implemented across 10 states and 11 districts
over the past 4 years, capturing the voices of over
600,000 educators and providing reports to more
than 15,000 schools on whether schools provide the
necessary support for teachers to be effective. In 2010-
11, NTC garnered a response rate of over 80 percent
in Kentucky, where the data is now an integral part of
school improvement planning and principal evaluation.
As part of Tennessee’s Race to the Top initiative, NTC
heard from 77 percent of the state’s educators and is
now providing training on using the survey data for
school improvement planning.
“NTC helped us launch the
working conditions survey with
phenomenal participation for
the first year. They’ve followed
up with excellent support
on how to utilize the data to
improve teaching and learning
tErry hollIdAy, ph.d.
CommIssIonEr oF EduCAtIon
CommonwEAlth oF KEntuCKy
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photo taken at Sylvia Cassell elementary School, San Jose, CA
NTC Ceo & Founder, ellen Moir, receiving the Skoll Award for
Social entrepreneurship at the Skoll world Forum. From left to right:
peter Gabriel, Jeff Skoll, ellen Moir and Bishop Desmund Tutu.
photo courtesy of the Skoll Foundation
“In times like these when
budgets are tight, NTC
and their support for new
teachers is one of the bright
lights. It’s one of the things
vIto ChIAlA / prInCIpAl
EAst sIdE unIon hIgh sChool dIstrICt, CA
NTC’s leadership team combines experience
in public education, professional development,
program evaluation, and non-profit management
with a commitment to nurturing change in
public education. NTC reorganized last year to
better align program delivery, strengthen client
engagement, and focus on impact. Thanks in part
to philanthropic support, key staff were was added
to the following departments: Communications,
Development, Human Resources, Impact, and
NTC generates revenue both from fee-for-service
contracts and philanthropic support. Approximately
46% of our revenue came from contracts with
school districts and state organizations that
engaged NTC to define induction infrastructure,
manage induction programs, deliver professional
development, and analyze school teaching and
learning conditions. Our remaining revenue came
from philanthropic support that allowed us to
develop new products, enter new markets, and build
critical infrastructure. These dual revenue streams
ensure organizational sustainability.
Ellen Moir, NTC Founder and CEO, was one
of four recipients of the Skoll Award for Social
Entrepreneurship in 2011. A major grant from
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided
enhancements for our online mentoring program.
Following an extensive due diligence process, NTC
was added to the portfolios of three major venture
philanthropies: NewSchools Venture Fund; New
Profit, Inc.; and SeaChange Capital Partners.
Although NTC continues to expand our funding
base, we are particularly grateful to those funders
who have provided consistent support over years.
Scaling the Organization In 2010-11, NTC concentrated on building organizational infrastructure in order to
better meet our strategic goals.
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The william and Flora hewlett Foundation
$2,000,000 – $9,999,999
The AVI ChAI Foundation / Carnegie Corporation
of New York / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Jim
Joseph Foundation / The Joyce Foundation / Metlife
Foundation / Morgan Family Foundation / National
Science Foundation / SeaChange Capital partners /
$1,000,000 – $1,999,999
S.h. Cowell Foundation / The James Irvine Foundation /
National education Association / New profit Inc. /
NewSchools Venture Fund / Noyce Foundation / Skoll
Foundation / The Goldman Sachs Foundation
$750,000 – $999,999
Sidney e. Frank Foundation / walter & elise haas
Fund / The walter S. Johnson Foundation / w.
Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation / uJA
Federation of New York / wachovia wells
$500,000 – $749,999
The Applied Materials Foundation / The Boeing
Company / harold K. l. Castle Foundation / Crown
Family philanthropies / Flora Family Foundation /
Yellow Chair Foundation
$250,000 – $499,999
Agilent Technologies Foundation / S. D. Bechtel, Jr.
Foundation / Cisco Systems Foundation / Booth
Ferris Foundation / lloyd A. Fry Foundation / Dirk &
Charlene Kabcenell Foundation / John S. & James
l. Knight Foundation / lucile packard Foundation
for Children’s health / Karen and Christopher payne
Family Foundation / Silicon Valley Community
Foundation / Stuart Foundation / ToSA Foundation
$100,000 – $249,999
The DuBarry Foundation / Ford Foundation / Reuben
Gordon and Mollie Gordon Foundation / Grand
Victoria Foundation / hewlett-packard Company /
Intrepid philanthropy Foundation / Microsoft / The
Carroll & Milton petrie Foundation / The Rockefeller
Foundation / SV2: Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund /
The pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
$25,000 – $99,999
AARp Foundation / BelleJAR Foundation /
California Community Foundation / John w.
Carson Foundation / Finnegan Family Foundation /
hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts / ewing Marion
Kauffman Foundation / peery Foundation / Reddere
Foundation / RGK Foundation / SanDisk Corporation
Fund / Barnet Segal Charitable Trust / Simmons
Family Foundation / Steans Family Foundation / Texas
Instruments / Toshiba America Foundation / union
Bank / Dewitt wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund / The
$10,000 – $24,999
AMD / Chizen Family Fund / Full Circle Fund /
hammond Family Fund / Alan B. Slifka Foundation Inc.
$5,000 – $9,999
National Semiconductor Corporation / Mendelsohn
Current as of December 31, 2011
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“NTC’s knowledge of the
issues confronting new
teachers and proven success
in developing high quality,
effective teacher induction
programs have improved
learning for millions of
students around the country.”
EduCAtIon progrAm dIrECtor
wIllIAm And FlorA hEwlEtt FoundAtIon
photo taken at o. S. hubbard elementary School, San Jose, CA
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Notes from the Chief Financial Officer
NTC began providing comprehensive teacher induction programs in 1998.
However, our standalone financial operations were established only three
years ago after separating from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Since attaining our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2008, NTC has raised
$43.7 million in gifts, grants, and contract revenue.
NTC is growing rapidly as we introduce our programs into school districts
across the country. Our goal is to continue to match the high-effectiveness
of our programs with best financial management practices. NTC carefully
constructs program budgets to cover costs and works hard to ensure funds
are spent directly on program work to the maximum extent possible.
Since moving to our standalone operations, we have been building our
capacity and have increased the portion of funds spent directly on programs
in our most recent fiscal year, 2011, to 84%*. A primary factor has been
our constant attention to minimizing overhead costs through the use
of technology. NTC will continue this focus as we build a strong and
sustainable national model for improved teacher effectiveness.
*NTC’s percentage spent on Programs since moving to the standalone
model has been 77%.
ntC Financial results-to-date†
Corporate & Individual Contributions $ 3,515,501
Foundation Grants 19,967,979
total revenue $43,724,434
total Expenses $40,253,073
net Assets $ 3,471,361
†Cumulative result since NTC became standalone in 2008
through June 30, 2011.
CumulAtIvE rEvEnuE Fy 2008-2011
Corporate & Individual Contributions
CumulAtIvE EXpEnsEs Fy 2008-2011
ntC board of directors
lance Fors – Chairman of the board
Chair of SV2, SVpI, & Reading partners
Angela m. Covert – vice Chair
Independent education philanthropy Consultant
Kenji hakuta – secretary
professor, Stanford university School of education
roger King – treasurer
partner, New profit
Founder & Chief executive officer,
New Teacher Center
partner, NewSchools Venture Fund
marshall (mike) smith
Former education Director,
william and Flora hewlett Foundation
Chairman, SeaChange Capital partners
ntC leadership team
Chief executive officer
Chief Academic officer
Chief of Staff
Chief programs & partnerships officer
Chief Impact and learning officer
Chief external Affairs officer
Chief Financial officer
NTC is a registered 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue
Service and State of California. All donations are tax-deductible as
allowed by law. our tax ID number is 26-2427526.
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