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NCDOT Statewide Model Bridge Building Competition: Coaches' Clinic for Middle and High School Educators


Substitute Teacher Certification Online Course

2015-16 Substitute Teacher Certification ... (Ongoing)


Professional Development At The WRESA: (Follow Links for Descriptions and Registration)


Sep 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: ATTN! This Session Will Be Rescheduled! Stay Tuned!

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole – Grades 2-4 (Sep 2015) Register

Nov 10,  Dec 15, and Jan 12 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Seven Habits Training (3-day training) (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)   Register

ATTN! The Date for this  Session has been changed to Dec 8 and 9 (was originally Dec 2 &3)Dec 8 & 9, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  

Reading 3D (2-day training) (Dec 2015)    Register

Dec 8, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  

All I Want for Christmas is… the Latest Picture Books to Integrate Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum!  (K-12) (Dec 2015)    Register

Dec 9, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  

Engaging Students of Poverty for Success – Day 2 (Dec 2015)    Register

Jan 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if you Flunked Algebra) (Jan 2016)    Register


WRESA Online Professional Development : (Follow Links for Descriptions and Registration)


Ongoing:  Substitute Teacher Certification   Register

*ATTENTION! Registration for Substitute Teacher Certification will be unavailable from noon tomorrow (11/25/2015) until noon on Monday.

● Ongoing: Tech Tools for 21st Century Learning - Lateral Entry (30 Contact Hour Session)    Register

● Ongoing: Tech Tools for 21st Century Learning Online Course   Register

● Ongoing:  Foundations of Reading Test Preparation Course Online   Register





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*ATTENTION! Registration for Substitute Teacher Certification will be unavailable from noon tomorrow (11/25/2015) until noon on Monday.


News and Upcoming WRESA Activities


WRESA Has Moved!

10C Yorkshire Street – Lower Level

Asheville, NC  28803

Phone:  828.774.5681

Please make sure you update your records!

Driving Directions Take I-40 to Exit 50 and take a right toward South Asheville.  Take the first left onto Yorkshire Street located between the Huddle House and the Biltmore United Methodist Church.  Drive to the bottom of the hill and turn right into the entrance to  Building10C.  Great Beginnings Dentistry is located next to our building.  Our office is in the back on the lower level.


2015 Fall Leadership Conference Presentations and Resources


2015 ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING Highlight VIDEO.mp4 (Very Large File:  862,000 KB)

In Real Life-After School at Asheville Middle School.pdf (983 KB)

Macon County Schools Emergency Operations Exercise.pptx (103 KB)

social-media-under-construction-forWRESA-26Oct2015.pdf (Large File: 3,993 KB)

WRESA Leadership 10-26-15.pptx (Very Large File: 220,000KB)

Creating a School-Wide Culture.pdf (960KB)


WRESA Update September 2015



WRESA Update September 2015 (pdf)

WRESA Update June 2015 (pdf)

Professional Development at the WRESA

WRESA Online Professional Development


7 Habits Training


Seven Habits Training (3-day training) (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)


The 7 Habits training will make you more effective in all areas of your life, professionally and personally. This workshop is limited to 25 participants. Your instructor is a Certified 7 Habits Trainer, Dr. April Spencer.


Dates: November 10, December 15, 2015 and January 12, 2016;  9 am -  3 pm

Location:  WRESA

REGISTRATION FEE: $150 (includes manual)




Administrators’ Institute


WRESA 2015-2016 Administrators’ Institute

Are you interested in developing your own trail as a leader? The Administrators Institute will enhance your knowledge and leadership skills. Designed for assistant principals, principals, and teacher leaders who aspire to become administrators, these sessions provide expert advice on qualities of effective school administrators, skills for creating a trusting culture, leadership principles for life balance, and practical advice for successful administrating.

REGISTRATION FEE                                                   

$150—All Four Sessions; $50—Per Individual Session        Download Flyer

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Registration            $150

Using EVAAS to Improve Instruction:  September 15, 2015

Registration           $50

This session will offer school leaders the opportunity to review how to read through key reports in EVAAS and use the data for productive conversations with both PLCs and individual teachers.

Instructional Leadership: Improving Student and Teacher Performance: October 20, 2015

Registration           $50

This fast-paced and hands-on workshop gives aspiring and new school leaders research, practical strategies, and tools to become effective instructional leaders in their quest to improve teacher and student performance.

Legal Issues for Administrators:  November 17, 2015

Registration          $50

Education leaders must have a solid understanding of legal requirements. The firm of Campbell Shatley PLLC will highlight legal issues that educators face daily through discipline situations, exceptional students’ education plans, evaluation requirements, and more.

Making Change Happen in a Culture of Trust Part 1:  February 16, 2016

Making Change Happen in a Culture of Trust Part 2:  March 15, 2016

Registration          $50

Leading change is an important piece of leadership at any level. Change is constantly occurring and trying to lead people through changes requires an understanding of multiple factors. In this session, we will explore the factors associated with change and the importance of developing an atmosphere conducive to positive reactions and interactions.

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Registration            $150


Other Useful Links



NC iTunes U Site

High School Math Course 1 Curriculum Map

Brain Friendly Learning Sites

North Carolina Museum of History ; Newsletter

Common Core & Essential Standards

STEM Resource Mapping  Website

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