FPGB is home to 18 of 32 international teachers in the CHCCS school district.  Our international teachers are highly revered in their home countries and after a rigorous application process, they are selected to live and work in the United States for up to 5 years.  Their presence in our school brings cultural richness, high quality instruction, and further diversifies our community, positively impacting the lives students and families alike. The goal of the International Teacher Support Team (ITST) is to insure that teachers are welcomed and supported when they arrive in Chapel Hill! ITST will offer both community and household support for teachers so that they can spend the majority of their time focusing on educating students rather than worrying about the logistics of settling into a new country.

As a community here is how you can help

Buy or donate household items to help furnish apartments

Sign Up Genius

Transport furniture between storage locations and apartments

Sign Up Genius

Make a donation specifically to the ITST to support the committee costs

Donate Now

Volunteer to work on the community resource booklet, or to help as needed

contact jillsimon@gmail.com

Become a Partner Family for a new international teacher this fall.

Partner Family Form

Interested in Becoming a Partner Family?

PARTNER FAMILY REQUIREMENTS

All Partner Families must be able to commit to ALL of the following tasks, although not every teacher will need this level of support with all of the tasks

  • Meet teacher on designated arrival day
  • Be available to help with transportation for a 1 – 2 week period or until transportation is secured
  • Assist with setting up utilities, DMV, and general community orientation
  • Be ‘on call’ in order to meet the needs of newly arrived teachers as they arise
  • Some teachers might need a family to host a teacher in their home until housing is secured

Hosting a teacher in your home will include the above requirements, AND:

  • Have a bed in a room with a closing door available for the teacher
  • Provide the teacher with bedding, linens, bathroom and kitchen access while they are a guest
  • Complete a ITST Host Family Interest Form so that incoming teachers can be best matched with host families
ITST Arriving Teacher Form