The R3 Initiative, or simply R3 for short, stands for Recruit-Retain-Reward.   While R3 may not be a term you’ve heard often in PCS over the last couple of years, the term was developed over three years ago as we began to design and implement programs such as the KeyBT program and the Teacher Leadership Institute (also called TLI).  The focus of R3 is to recruit and retain the best teachers to serve and equip the children and families of Pitt County, North Carolina, and then to reward them by offering competitive compensation and expanded influence.

R3 will be overseen by a new division within the district called the Division of Educator Effectiveness and Leadership (DEEL).  Bringing together personnel, experience, and expertise from both the Human Resources (HR) and Educational Programs and Services (EPS) departments, personnel within DEEL will oversee implementation of the full R3 Initiative.

For information on DEEL leadership and staff, please click the “Leadership & Personnel” drop-down above.